UK defence issues and the odd container or two

Think Defence is a blog that covers UK (mostly) defence issues; images, videos, news items and in depth studies. It is not a campaign site and is funded wholly from donations and Google advert revenue, the objective is a simple one, to get people talking about UK defence and security.

Blog posts are short. Journal posts more detailed and sometimes part of a multi part series. Open threads are freeform discussion posts, one per month. The subject space contains consolidated multi part series posts and information centred on a single theme.

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  • armed raf reaper aircraft approaches kandahar airfield afghanistan Home

    Information gleaned from a recent FOI request. The graph shows UK Reaper sorties (including both UK and USAF platforms) and those where one or more weapon ...

  • nato Home

    In response to the situation in the Ukraine several news outlets have reported that NATO will establish a new expeditionary reaction force od divisional s ...

  • Grain Battery Fort 740x5451 266x179 Home

    The UK has a long track record, through the napoleonic era to WWII, of building sea facing forts at enormous expense and then flogging them off cheap to p ...

  • 07 266x179 Home

    The video released by Defence Headquarters shows the Commanding Officer from the 1st Queens Dragoon Guards talking about their role as the last Welsh comb ...

  • FRES SV Scout 266x179 Home

    During the last week I have been adding new content, recompiling and editing the existing 17 part FRES series into a single page. This is the first of the ...

  • ARBS 266x179 Home

    Traditionally the Royal Air Force has used the probe and drogue in-flight refuelling system, contrasting with the US Air Force which uses a flying boom sy ...

  • P8A Poseidon 266x179 Home

    A commentary from Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham and Air Vice-Marshal Andrew L. Roberts in support of filling the maritime patrol aircraft gap. Introduc ...

  • httpwww.express.co .uknewsworld war 1502452the battle to feed tommy the diet of a ww1 soldier 266x179 Home

    A very interesting article from the express on feeding soldiers at the trenches, especially what was coming if they received a rum ration.     ...

  • httpwww.maritimejournal.comnews101industry newsenergy generator goes with the flow 266x179 Home

    Probably the single most important contribution to UK security is achieving energy independence so it is good to see more investment in renewables, especi ...

  • 06 266x179 Home

    A spot of fun courtesy of the Firearm Blog Now that is talent! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXSc0z5ec3E#t=67   ...

  • armed raf reaper aircraft approaches kandahar airfield afghanistan Home

    Information gleaned from a recent FOI request. The graph shows UK Reaper sorties (including both UK and USAF platforms) and those where one or more weapon ...

  • nato Home

    In response to the situation in the Ukraine several news outlets have reported that NATO will establish a new expeditionary reaction force od divisional s ...

  • Grain Battery Fort 740x5451 266x179 Home

    The UK has a long track record, through the napoleonic era to WWII, of building sea facing forts at enormous expense and then flogging them off cheap to p ...

  • 07 266x179 Home

    The video released by Defence Headquarters shows the Commanding Officer from the 1st Queens Dragoon Guards talking about their role as the last Welsh comb ...

  • FRES SV Scout 266x179 Home

    During the last week I have been adding new content, recompiling and editing the existing 17 part FRES series into a single page. This is the first of the ...

  • ARBS 266x179 Home

    Traditionally the Royal Air Force has used the probe and drogue in-flight refuelling system, contrasting with the US Air Force which uses a flying boom sy ...

  • P8A Poseidon 266x179 Home

    A commentary from Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham and Air Vice-Marshal Andrew L. Roberts in support of filling the maritime patrol aircraft gap. Introduc ...

  • httpwww.express.co .uknewsworld war 1502452the battle to feed tommy the diet of a ww1 soldier 266x179 Home

    A very interesting article from the express on feeding soldiers at the trenches, especially what was coming if they received a rum ration.     ...

  • httpwww.maritimejournal.comnews101industry newsenergy generator goes with the flow 266x179 Home

    Probably the single most important contribution to UK security is achieving energy independence so it is good to see more investment in renewables, especi ...

  • 06 266x179 Home

    A spot of fun courtesy of the Firearm Blog Now that is talent! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXSc0z5ec3E#t=67   ...

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