Army Rumour Service
Many of you will have heard of Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, one of Britain’s foremost test pilots who started off flying in wooden, flimsy bi-planes through nearly every model of British military and several foreign military aircraft right up to the jet age. He holds numerous records for the work he has done over the years having flown 487 different types of aircraft from many different countries. His Wikipedia entry is eye opening to say the least
A book has recently been published, “Too Close for Comfort” about his exploits but not in the usual fashion. This book is a special limited edition covering fifteen of the many exploits that Winkle was involved in throughout his career. .....
Just out of curiosity?
(I hope this is the right thread for this)
And I don't mean this in the "who's got the biggest dick contest", but just in general like training, deployments ect. I read a book about a Legionaire (Simmon Murray, an excelent book I have to say), from his time in 2 REP he had completed something in the region of 75 jumps which seems a lot and this was forthy years ago!...
Dr Jim has published a new piece in the Journal of Military Operations around C2. Some lovely tart comments in there such as
I know a number of Generals personally.... Of those, some are mediocre and some are inept. To be clear, inept commanders have commanded formations on international operations.
... it is quite clear there should be almost nobody in any HQ should be above the rank of Major....