Army Rumour Service
Livingstone on LBC Radio this morning.
According to him the British Army is discredited after Iraq and Afghanistan and, if boots are required on the ground in Syria, we should do the decent thing and ask the Chinese.
"Livingstone, who is co-chairing a review of Labour’s defence policy, made the comments on his LBC show during a discussion on British military intervention on Syria, in which he argued that bombing could not work without the presence of troops on the ground. ......
Another email in today. This one letting us know about a new film review show which is available online at Forces TV. Further information and episode six to view below:
A new film review show on Forces TV. In this week's Little Film Show former Royal Marine Cassidy Little reviews Black Mass, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Christmas With The Coopers.
We chat to some of the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 about the final part of the epic sci-fi war film franchise......
Never mind SDSR 2015 or #coffeegate, the big military news of today is that Hexamine is being replaced.....
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a four year contract to the UK-based survival equipment specialists, BCB International Ltd, for the supply of a new operational ration cooker and fuel. BCB’s ‘FireDragon’ fuel is an innovative solid biofuel made from ethanol.
The contract marks a move away from hexamine fuel which the MoD supplied to troops for over forty years for cooking in the field. Hexamine was a potentially dangerous and outdated substance which was made outside the UK......
On the 15th of May, 1977, Robert Nairac went to meet a potential informant at a pub, The Three Steps Inn, at a place called Drumimtee. Shortly after midnight he disappeared and no trace of him has ever been found. It is a fact that he was murdered by the Provisional I.R.A, and members of that organisation have been identified and tried for the murder but no body has ever been located.
Nairac was a captain in the Grenadier Guards and at the time of his murder was working - ostensibly - as Military Liaison Officer (MLO) and co-located with, amongst others, the S.A.S. He was not a "badged " member of that organisation although he had received considerable training with them.