British Pathe YouTube Uploads

British Pathe YouTube Uploads

Wow

British Pathe have uploaded their entire collection of 85,000 videos to YouTube

Absolutely soddin fantastic

May I suggest

httpv://youtu.be/aFGh97Bg3cc

httpv://youtu.be/7_VC1-4fu_c

Seriously, this is incredible and very welcome

I expect to be lost to world for several weeks now

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Its Curtains for the Royal Navy

Its Curtains for the Royal Navy

Sorry about that, couldn’t resist.

It must be a slow news day because the MoD has just announced a contract to

refurbish chairs, mattress covers, bed linen and curtains across the fleet

Read more

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In 2012 I published a post asking ‘Who the f*ck designed those seat covers’

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Tags: Royal Navy

Is Putin off his meds?

Is Putin off his meds?

Achievements for Mr Putin so far…

  • Capital flight, shares nosediving and restricted access to bond markets
  • All Russia’s neighbours tooling up
  • International condemnation and sanctions
  • An expensive Crimea to support
  • A shot in the arm for a post Afghanistan NATO
  • Renewed interest in alternatives to Russian gas, including supplies from the US

So he has restored some measure of battered Russian pride,…

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Tags: Ukraine

Blog Posts from…

Blog Posts from…

A round up of recent blog posts well worth reading…

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Dads Arsenal

A great post from Military History Now on the somewhat Heath Robinson weapons in use by the Home Guard

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I had a quick look at one of them a few months ago, the Blacker Bombard

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Tags: History WWII

Medically Non Deployable

Freedom of Information requests are often used for all sorts of spurious reasons, many are for things like vehicle history requests* or other trivia but other time sometimes reveal simply staggering information.

Released a week ago was a response to this question;

Could you please supply with numbers of Royal Navy. Army and RAF personnel who are unable to deploy on operations because they have…

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Camp Bastion Attack report published

Camp Bastion Attack report published

The summary of the report from the Defence Select Committee is as follows;

Background

On 14 September 2012, 15 heavily-armed Taliban insurgents infiltrated the camp and attacked the airfield. The ensuing engagement lasted into the next day and resulted in the deaths of US Marine Corps Lt Col Christopher Raible and Sgt Bradley Atwell, the wounding of eight US personnel, eight UK personnel and one…

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Just wanted to say thanks

Just wanted to say thanks

Every so often I do like to hit the pause button and say thank you to all the TD readers, commenters and contributors.

It is far to easy in a cynical world to forget to appreciate the people that make this place still interesting, you.

So there you go

Thanks

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Tags: Blog

An Invisibility Cloak

Maybe one day there will be an invisibility cloak, although mainly for stationary objects.

Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks. It may seem easy in Hollywood movies, but is hard to create in real life because no material in nature has the properties necessary to bend light in such a way.…

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Royal Engineers - Somerset Floods 2014

Royal Engineers – Somerset Floods 2014

A cool video from Aerial Media Kings showing the Royal Engineers in action in the Somerset floods of early 2014

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy7I_n3DJtI

Kit spotters, what do we have?

Some clues

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