New post on Julian Stockwin
This is a very welcome addition to the publish pool of knowledge for the Peninsular War and general warfare to the 20th Century. Very readable and well-supported by images, This is the first book to cover military engineering during the Peninsular War by the British Army. A must-read book for all interested in land forces at war.
This carefully edited collection of eyewitness accounts of the battles between the French and the Russians provides a balanced view but much of the information will be new to English-language readers. There is a fine monochrome photo-plate section which adds greatly to the content, graphically demonstrating the terrible conditions under which many battles were fought. Recommended.
The author is now so firmly established as a prolific writer of naval subjects that each new book tends to be compared to his previous work rather than to current and past authors. Once again, he has produced an authoritative work that is both concise and comprehensive. The work is lavishly illustrated and will stand for many years as the definitive work on the subject. Highly Recommended.
This was not only the first naval battle of WWII, but it was a victory for a small force of British and Commonwealth warships against a significantly more powerful enemy. The author has produced a well researched work that carries monochrome images in support of a flowing text that carries the reader through this exciting story.Highly Recommended.
A member of the Canadian Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) training team answers questions from a Ukrainian soldier during Exercise RAPID TRIDENT 2012.
June 27, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
Fifteen soldiers from 5th Canadian Division are presently in Ukraine to participate in Exercise RAPID TRIDENT 2016. This multilateral exercise, which commenced on Sunday, June 26, will continue through Saturday, July 9, and is organized by the United States and Ukraine in order to promote regional stability and improve interoperability among the participating nations. This year, 14 countries are participating in the exercise, contributing approximately 2,000 personnel.
SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 27, 2016 – The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.
The latest version of the British Army’s minefield breaching system – Python – which is manufactured by BAE Systems, has been successfully fired at the British Army Training Unit Suffield in Canada. The system now uses an Insensitive Munition explosive fill, which makes it resistant to a bullet attack or other impacts that could trigger a detonation as well as improving safety for the user.
June 17, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces members from both the Regular and Reserve Forces, will compete in the prestigious, annual British Defence Operational Shooting Competition to be held in Bisley, United Kingdom from June 19 to 29, 2016.