Year 2009

Mainstream Media – Do Keep Up

Out today, the Times has reported on a revelation from the Liberal Democrats that there is rank inflation in the armed forces. As usual, the mainstream media and main political parties seem to be somewhat behind the curve. We can’t…

The Art of Deception

HAMEL PLUTO Pipeline
The art of deception is as old as the art of war, the Trojan Horse is perhaps the most widely known. Although the use of fraud in any action is detestable, yet in the combat of war it is praiseworthy…

It’s the Way You Tell Em!

Future Lynx Wildcat
Like any joke, it’s the way you tell it that makes a good one great. The same goes for the Major Projects Report 2009, issued by the MOD on 15th December, with special regard to the AW159 Lynx Wildcat. The…

Supporting Our Boys

I will start this post with a simple statement… We are becoming a nation of over sentimental hypocrites The publics support for our armed forces has never been higher; Help 4 Heroes, Wootton Bassett and even the ‘Milies’ show that…

A400 – Predictions

As the first flight looms ever nearer and the deadline for a governmental decision on its future comes into sharp focus over the same period, what next for the A400. It’s fun to predict the future because one is rarely…

US To Keep JCA Source Code

After years of prevarication, promises and confusion the United States has finally made the decision the UK thought had been settled years ago. Without access to the source code the UK will be totally reliant and dependant on the US…

Rank Inflation

It is an often commented on fact that rank inflation, where senior ranks do not shrink at the same rate as lower ranks, is making the armed forces top heavy. Senior ranks are very expensive with extensive salary and pension…