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Speech: Interesting times

My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen. Can I say how delighted I am to be back at RUSI for my third and, most probably, final CDS Christmas Lecture. If I am still here in 12 months time, something has gone badly…

Taking Advantage of Idle Fleets

The MoD obtains equipment by one of two methods, CADMID or UOR CADMID stands for Concept, Assessment, Demonstration, Manufacture, In-Service and Disposal. UOR stands for Urgent Operational Requirement, UCR, for urgent Capability Requirement. The first is a gated and methodical…

Shiny Arse Civil Servants

SDSR 2015 announced that the MoD civil service personnel would be reduced by 30%. Unfortunately, the civil service is saddled with a reputation of being shiny arsed Sir Humpries long overdue for the chop, but NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM…