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  1. Military Heroes: Mary Seacole

    Military Heroes: Mary Seacole
    Mary Seacole is an interesting historical figure that was influential during the Crimean War. She was a pioneer in nursing and, as a military hero, continues to inspire many to this day.
  2. 5 Military Tactics for Your Airsoft Team

    5 Military Tactics for Your Airsoft Team
    Airsoft is just a game, but inspiration can be taken from real-life military tactics and implemented on the airsoft battleground to lead your team to victory!
  3. 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...
  4. Who Were The Real Peaky Blinders?

    Real Peaky Blinders Since first airing all the way back in 2013, Peaky Blinders has gone from strength to strength. The BBC show, now awaiting its sixth season, has captured the collective imaginations of both fans in the UK and abroad. However, although the story may seem entirely fictitious, the show is very much rooted in fact. Here, we’ll be taking a look at the myths and legends that came to inspire one of the most successful UK TV shows of the past decade. Continue reading →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. How to Build Your Perfect Airsoft Loadout

    Build a perfect airsoft loadout Updated: January 2020. A loadout is essentially a technical term for your airsoft attire, consisting of the head and body protection and tactical gear. The loadout can copy a real-life military loadout or can be customised to suit your approach to a game. Continue reading →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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 →

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