DS is pleased to publish the First Sea Lord’s requirements for the Type 31e frigate which comes in the wake of the MOD announcement of its National Warship Build Strategy (NSBS). If we in DS have a reservation it would only be that the First Sea Lord seems reluctant to mention in his speech that Continue reading
Mod have announced that: Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has unveiled an ambitious new National Shipbuilding Strategy which meets the challenge set by Sir John Parker last November and sets out plans for the first batch of Type 31e frigates.
DS is grateful to Prof Dr Julian Lindley-French for permission to publish his latest defence commentary. His well researched view is fully supported by DS “The government must and will ensure that our Armed Forces are always properly equipped and resourced.” August 2017 letter of Sir Michael Fallon, UK Secretary of State for Defence, to Continue reading
SPEAKER’S LECTURE – ‘THE FUTURE OF THE ARMED FORCES’ By Dr Julian Lewis MP DS fully agrees with the sentiments set out in this brilliant speech. http://www.julianlewis.net/essays-and-topics/4337:the-future-of-the-armed-forces TAD070817
A thought piece from one of our members, Tim Dainton. Ice skating uphill is not very profitable, you get nowhere fast, but despite its weak denials that’s exactly what the United Kingdom’s (UK) Ministry of Defence (MoD) seem to be doing- with the Secretary of State still maintaining that spending is increasing and this somehow Continue reading
DS is pleased to provide a link to the recent RUSI debate on defence ahead of the general election, chaired by Mr Mark Urban. It is a pity that political interlocutors found it so difficult to think of defence as much more than a ‘Westminster bubble football’ to be kicked around the park with little Continue reading
DS would like to thank Howard Wheeldon for allowing us to republish his latest defence related article. It shares many of our concerns highlighted in an until now unpublished letter from our member John Marshall to the Times newspaper. Both are faithfully reproduced below: