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Peter Elliott

Peter Elliott is a civilian who reads, and thinks, about defence.

The Rules of the Game

The Rules of the Game Jutland and the British Naval Command Andrew Gordon, 1996 I’ve spent a very enjoyable few days reading this book. Andrew Gordon is both a serious historian and credible military thinker who lectures at JSC Shrivenham.…

The Quiet Revolution?

“An Officer and a Gentlewoman” by Heloise Goodley is a rather entertaining account of the experience of a city banker with no military experience commissioning though Royal Military Academy  Sandhurst (RMAS) in 2007. She commissioned into the Army Air Corps…

The Gospel According to DK Brown

Type 45 Destroyer Royal Navy
A guest post from Peter Elliot, who has been doing a spot of reading! Members of this group were kind enough to suggest that I could learn something by reading: “The Future British Surface Fleet, Options for Medium sized navies”…