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004. Happy Families (Part One)

When I was seventeen, a chap in uniform came to my school to speak to anyone interested in an Army career. Whether he was an officer or soldier I can’t recall, but I remember him being exact in speech and not terribly impressed with the awkward and gangly dozen of us who sat behind the wooden workstations in the biology laboratory classroom before him. 661 more words


Warrant Officers & the British Armed Forces

“…though the ranks are few, the appointments which may be held by them are many. Indeed, there are, today, over seventy appointments among the Warrant Officers…” 267 more words

British Army

Going Commando

Going Commando by Mark Time

February 2014, Troubador Publishing

Rating: * * * *

Hilarious, absurd, and impossible to put down!

Thank you, author Mark Time, for recommending this selection.

Book Reviews

Is soldiering an unappealing job?

According to a new YouGov report yes, it is. Soldiering was ranked low in the poll which asked 17000 men and women the following; “Generally speaking, please say whether you would or would not like to do each of the following for a living.” 188 more words

Armed Forces News

Tuesday 23 February 1915 - We Lost 123

The entrance to the North Channel, except south of Rathlin Island, is closed by the British government.

Goanikas, German South West Africa is occupied by Union forces. 190 more words


British Army RSM Salutes Royal Marines Sergeant-Major

In what year was the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Coldstream Guards required to salute the Sergeant-Major of the Royal Marines Battalion (formed for London Duties)?

British Army

Are You A... 'Crap Hat'?

This article will provide the reader with a description of the term ‘crap hat’, and its association with berets and peak caps. The article will then move on to the history of berets from a military perspective, with an outline of the pertinent facts/dates rather than being a definitive account. 46 more words

Military Physical Training