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  1. Brand Profile: Umarex

    Brand Profile: Umarex
    Arguably one of the most-loved manufacturers around, Umarex’s air guns are some of the most recognisable in the sport, sometimes not even as Umarex rifles! One of the early trailblazers in Europe, Umarex’s start is responsible for its present, and why their guns are some of the most coveted around. The History of Umarex Umarex, initially known as Mayer &...
  2. Military Heroes: Edith Cavell

    Military Heroes: Edith Cavell
    Every year between 1914 and 2015, the UK’s military was involved in some form of conflict or warfare. Processing that the UK has had a turbulent century of unrest with the the world can be overwhelming. Amongst the disturbing horror and hopelessness of war, we can uncover inspirational stories of humans who have shown true courage and bravery when maintaining...
  3. Military Heroes: Paul Tibbets

    Military heroes Paul Tibbets In this instalment of our military heroes series, we look at the life of Paul Tibbets. A name not known by many, but a man who changed the very course of history with his actions. Seen by many as a hero, but also as evil by others, Tibbets appears in the history books for a singular achievement; being the pilot of the 'Enola Gay'; the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb, on the city of Hiroshima. Continue reading →
  4. A Brief History of Airsoft

    A Brief history of airsoft Airsoft is fantastic sport and hobby perfect for those who are looking for a fun activity that keeps you active and requires you to use your head as much as your body. But where did it come from? We’ve taken a brief look at the history here: Continue reading →
  5. Military Heroes: Sir Arthur Harris

    Sir Arthur Harris The term ’military hero’ is perhaps not so appropriate for Sir Arthur Harris, depending on which side of the fence you stand on. His role within the First and Second World Wars undoubtedly played a part in the Allied victory, but the question is whether the ends justified the means. His tactics, ideas and opinions were certainly dividing, and to many, seemed extreme. Here, we take a look at the life and career of Sir Arthur Harris, also known as Bomber or Butcher Harris, and leave it to you to form your own opinion. Continue reading →
  6. Military Heroes: Alan Turing

    Alan Turing Slate Sculpture Image Source: Steve Parker Alan Turing, born in London in 1912, was a Mathematician, Cryptographer and seen as a pioneer of computer science. His work during World War II was unprecedented and one of the most outstanding contributions from a single individual. A life of talent, success and persecution, tainted by a tragic end, his story has been told and retold since his passing with his work continuing to form the basis for technology such as artificial intelligence. Find out more about his life here! Continue reading →
  7. What is Mental Resilience Training?

    Soldier crawling through mud Throughout this article, it’s important to bear in mind the definition of resilience, and just as importantly, what resilience ISN’T. By definition, resilience is ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness’. When describing shapes, resilience is comparable to elasticity and an ability to spring back into shape. Equally important to note, resilience doesn’t necessarily mean to tolerate or endure i.e. grin and bear it. Nor does it mean to avoid trauma and be resistant to change. Continue reading →
  8. The Rules of War

    Soldiers firing guns It has long been humans natural instinct to solve conflict with violence. And unfortunately, that conflict isn’t always a true threat. That being said, since the beginning, others have desperately tried to limit the damage and hurt war inflicts, and it was with this humanitarian spirit that the Geneva Convention was created. Continue reading →
  9. Military Heroes: Vasily Zaitsev

    Vasily Zaitsev In our third instalment of our military heroes series, we travel to Russia to explore the life of Vasily Zaitsev. Along with the UK, the US, France and China, the Soviet Union were the final nation to make up the Allied Forces during WWII. Vasily fought for the Soviet Union from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945, leaving an immeasurable impact and legacy. Continue reading →
  10. The Story Behind the U.S Navy’s Ice Cream Barge

    US Navy in White Uniform During a war, the smallest of margins can make the biggest of differences. Having the edge over the enemy forces, no matter how small or insignificant it may be, can turn the tide of a battle. The coordinated efforts of those in the U.S to effectively manage and distribute rations to soldiers played a vital role in the allied troops’ success in World War II. Continue reading →

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