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The looming deployment

I received an advance copy of my mobilisation order last week, and I’ve been thinking it over for a few days.  A bit of reflection on what needs done, and some reflection on the impact of the deployment.   Inevitably … Continue reading

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Service in the reserve forces

In the UK we have two types of military reserve, the regular reserve  and the volunteer reserve.  The regular reserve is made up of retired officers and other ranks, doesn’t involve a training commitment but the individual can be mobilised … Continue reading

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Israeli attacks on civilian shipping

Much of the rhetoric around the alleged attacks by Israeli forces on an ”aid flotilla” today is strident and generally focussing on whether Israel was excessive or wrong to do so. Some are concentrating on the body that organised the … Continue reading

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Reflections on homosexuality in the Armed Forces

I read this article in the Independent yesterday, discussing the approach to homosexuality in the Foreign Office leading to the removal of the bar on employment in the 90s, and now to the civil partnership ceremony for a Foreign Office … Continue reading

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