His instinct to bring together various reserves to create a ‘Second Line’ was crucial in the First World War; leaders today should take inspiration.
Posts Tagged: RAF
Virginia Crosbie: The UK is a beacon of hope across the world. We cannot let Coronavirus divide our family of nations.
With VJ Day approaching, we should never lose our pride in our shared military history and of our contribution to the vanquishing of tyranny.
Mark Francois: States like Russia now pose the primary threat to the UK – we must strengthen our defences accordingly
The erroneous assumption that hostile states were no longer relevant has rightly been abandoned. Now our Armed Forces need the resources to meet the challenge.
We can be proud of the military campaigns in Iraq and Syria. There remains much to do and we will stay the course.
James Gray: Before yet another defence review, we must first answer the big question – what is Britain for?
Unless we know our role in the world, we cannot have a strategy. And without a strategy, we cannot suitably design our armed forces.
The benefits of a secure, stable and loving family are are even more important for military personnel than for the rest of us.
“Leaving the EU does not mean we are stepping back from our commitment to the security of our continent.” Fallon’s Conference Speech: full text
Defeating Daesh will help keep Britain’s streets safe.
Despite the significant Polish contributions over the generations, one will be hard pressed to find any commemoration of their efforts and sacrifice.
Or will the upcoming SDSR be used to change the Government’s plans?
Diverting an RAF flight to supply specially insulated tents to Erbil before winter would save thousands of lives
They were totally unacceptable and shouldn’t happen, but a little part of me understands why they occur.
Alex Deane: The soldiers who posed with that dead Taliban fighter deserve our thanks – and instinctive support
They were acting on our instructions, at risk to more than their standing. So as I say, they deserve our understanding of the circumstances in which they acted.