DefenceSynergia Commentary – Defence Spending – A Historical Perspective Seen on an RAF Lossiemouth, 1st Line aircraft servicing notice board some years ago: “We the willing led by the unknowing, have been doing so much with so little for so long, that we’re now qualified to go anywhere and do everything with Continue reading
THE IMPORTANCE OF WEST AFRICAN SECURITY
Operation Barkhane and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) – ‘Global Britain’ A Genuine Strategic Aim?
It is rare to read a narrative from a serving person. DefenceSynergia is saddened to read of the real challenges faced by some of those serving. The issues are likely applicable across the Armed Forces and, although they are not new, they are rarely heard. Action on ‘The say not do gap’. is clearly Continue reading
Although DefenceSynergia (DS) is tri-service we are not always able to cover British Army issues in the depth we would like. It is therefore welcome that the UK Land Forces website, amongst others, provides useful professional input on the subject. One such major article came to our attention recently entitled “Learning from how our Allies’ Continue reading
Pictured are Royal Marines from X-Ray Company, 45 Commando, have taken part in a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel (TRAP) scenario during Exercise Trident Juncture 18. They deployed from American CH-53 helicopters with a Para Jumper (PJ) Personnel Recovery specialist from the United States Air Force to rescue two downed Fast air pilots. The Importance Continue reading
DefenceSynergia (DS) is indebted to Politics Home and The House Magazine of the House Commons for the sight of an article by Lord Robertson covering the Government’s Integrated Review. Lord Robertson was Secretary-General of NATO (1999 to 2003) and British Defence Secretary (1997 to 1999) – at which time he initiated the well-received Strategic Defence Continue reading