Army Rumour Service
I found this A3 overlay (pic) whilst sorting out some old papers. It's a projected target map of a Soviet Nuclear attack on the UK, from the 1980's. Triangles = groundburst. Diamonds = airburst.
There are some obvious targets and some less obvious. Most of the densely populated parts of the UK would have been badly hit. In the 80's I was just outside Stanstead so things would have been quick, at least. I hope the photo comes out well.
Edit: the map was not classified and I don't know whether the map shows the targets for one attack or those struck over the course of a series of attacks.
These are my recollections from my time during the Falklands conflict, for those who may be interested.
For those not: Avast Reading.
The notes accompanying the pictures are not necessarily in chronological order and are just things that were sporadically typed as they were recalled, thirty or more years after the event. Doubtless there will be some inaccuracies.
The pictures aren’t mine, nor were they taken by me.......
enior British Army officers and procurement officials are examining the future of the BAE Systems Challenger 2 main battle tank (MBT), including possibly buying a new vehicle.
The effort is a continuation of a project launched more than a decade ago to upgrade the British Army's tank fleet, but earlier this year army chiefs ordered a wider effort to look at radical solutions to the increasing obsolescence of the service's 227 Challenger 2s.
Latest in the SDSR saga is in the Sunday Times today. Essentially its saying that current plans for SDSR are built around a growth back up to 12 Fast Jet squadrons by keeping the Tranche 1 typhoons in service and possibly the Tornado too for longer, in order to build up more mass in the FJ fleet. The RN is likely to grow by 2500 (10%) to fully man the carriers and submarine force.
Meanwhile the Army is likely to see senior ranks slashed, and vehicles mothballed and reduced opportunities....