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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.…

Not with a bang

This article has been doing the rounds over the last few days and in the run up to SDSR 2015 was seen by many as a timely reminder of just how weak the UK has become. This article was written…

Another NATO Reaction Force

In response to the situation in the Ukraine several news outlets have reported that NATO will establish a new expeditionary reaction force od divisional strength. Comprising approximately 10,000 personnel with the building blocks to grow it is said to be…

Typhoon Intercept

Another day, another intercept RAF Typhoons were yesterday (Tuesday 17 June) scrambled to intercept multiple Russian aircraft as part of NATO’s ongoing mission to police Baltic airspace. The Typhoon aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron, were launched after four separate groups…

NATO HQ Costs Rise

In 2011 I posted a quick story about the planned NATO HQ [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] An update [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] Post Afghanistan, NATO, like almost anything even vaguely military in nature, is going to be facing much greater financial scrutiny…

Heads Up

As the Charles de Gaulle moved out of Toulon last week and the contributing force list was published by NATO for Operation Unified Protector there is a lot of talk about the UK’s paltry contribution, especially when compared to France,…