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  1. A Brief Timeline of the Cold War

    A Brief Timeline of the Cold War
    Discover our beginner’s timeline for the Cold War, highlighting key moments in the conflict between the USA and Soviet Union. Our timeline traces history from WWII to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
  2. 5 Traits of a Successful Military Leader

    5 Traits of a Successful Military Leader
    Find out about 5 traits that have created some of the most successful military leaders. Here we explore key skills that will build trust and respect among followers.
  3. 6 Facts About the 'Bouncing Betty'

    6 Facts About the 'Bouncing Betty'
    We explorethe history, creation and impact of one of the most feared military weapons during World War Two, the S mine!
  4. Airsoft Bucket List 2021

    Airsoft Bucket List 2021
    As we head toward the end of another year, it’s time to start looking at what 2021 should have in store for us. We’ve all had a lot of time to think and plan out what we want next year to look like.
  5. Military Heroes: Lord Horatio Nelson

    Military Heroes: Lord Horatio Nelson
    Celebrated for his strategic leadership during the Napoleonic War, Admiral Horatio Nelson is one of England’s most celebrated military leaders! Discover why!
  6. What is the Victoria Cross and How do You Earn One?

    What is the Victoria Cross and How do You Earn One?
    The Victoria Cross is the most prestigious honour that can be bestowed by the British Armed Forces. A medal full of historic significance and modern meaning, it is a cornerstone of British military history! In this article, we take a look at the meaning behind this prestigious commendation, its beginnings and its relevance today. What is the Victoria Cross? The...
  7. The Best Military-Based Podcasts

    Best Military Based Podcasts According to figures released in September 2019 by Ofcom, 7.1 million people in the UK listen to podcasts, equating to roughly one person in every eight. This is a year on year increase of 24%, meaning more people now than ever are tuning into podcasts. This proliferation has meant that there are more opportunities for podcasters to be heard, allowing for the creation of new shows to bring exciting content to the ears of the masses. Continue reading →
  8. What are Military Peacekeeping Missions?

    Man holding a peace flag As we've spoken about in our blog countless times, we are fascinated by the military, both at home and abroad. We've recently taken a look at Joint Force 2025 and marvelled at the plans to upgrade the UK's military power. We've also looked at guns and equipment used by the military, such as how bomb suits are made and used. Continue reading →
  9. 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 →
  10. An Overview of Joint Force 2025

    Soldier in the battlefield If you’ve paid any attention to military reports and literature over the last couple of years, you’ll have noticed a common phrase cropping up. Mentioned in the RAF Strategy in 2017, the MOD’s Annual Reports and Accounts for 2018-2019 (an interesting read in of itself) and, perhaps the first sighting of this phrase, was in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). The purpose of the 2015 SDSR was to outline the moves the UK is making to upgrade its defence capabilities. Since then, the term has been used across a slew of internal and external materials, but what does it mean? Here, we offer a brief overview of what you need to know about Joint Force 2025. Continue reading →

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