Tag British Army

The Strike Brigade – what, why, how?

A GUEST POST FROM JED It appears to this humble arm chair general, that the British Army has a fundamental problem, or three. After over a decade of constant deployment and action in a counter-insurgency role, there appears to be…

How to Fix UK Land Power

I have recently looked at both the brigades of the U.S. Army and the German Heer on my blog. It's an interesting thought experiment to do the same to about the army of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Section transport and Load Carrying (History)

In the previous post, I looked at personal transport and load carrying for light role forces; hand carts, bicycles, motorcycles and quad bikes (ATV’s). I tend to think their utility is limited to fairly niche roles but essentially, well worth…

Personal Transport and Load Carrying

This section is not about personal load carrying as in bets, plate carriers and rucksacks, but wheeled devices that can take the load off the soldiers back and means of improving mobility. History An oft-overlooked but important requirement during WWII…

HQ Allied Rapid reaction Corps on the Move

Vehicle convoys have been conducted around Latvia and Lithuania to bring the masses of equipment and vehicles to their final destinations for the exercise. The convoy destined for Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, arrived late in the afternoon as onlookers stared bemused.…

A Single Thought on MRV(P)

The British Army’s on, off, on again, well maybe off(ish) programme to replace the various UOR and protected mobility vehicles is called the Multi Role Vehicle (Protected). One of the themes that I have seen mentioned often in online commentary…