1. JINGO

    Riverine Craft of the Vietnam War.

    That Vietnam provides many unique challenges to any army attempting to fight over its varied terrain will be no surprise to most members of this site. The iconic images of America’s involvement in the Country is that of the Bell Iroquois helicopter the workhorse of countless engagements with the...
  2. Subsunk

    Seaforth World Naval Review 2020

    Seaforth World Naval Review 2020 (SWNR 2020) is the latest volume in this now firmly-established annual institution. Following its standard but effective format, SWNR features rigorous analysis and detailed insight from its usual contributors. Ship classes reviewed for SWNR include the Royal...
  3. K

    Army vs Navy

    Hi all, I'm finishing my A-Levels and looking at joining either the Army or Navy upon finishing at the end of June next year. My original idea of role was being part of the police sector for either, as that was my initial idea of a civi job. I've taken the initial steps in joining both but the...
  4. Dark_Nit

    Germany engineers its own type 45 fiasco

    First delivered for sea trials in 2016 after a series of delays, the 7,000-ton Baden-Württemberg frigate was determined last month to have an unexpected design flaw: It doesn’t really work. Defense experts cite the warship’s buggy software and ill-considered arsenal—as well as what was until...
  5. mc2016

    Joining as a pilot

    I know its probably not the best place to post this so feel free to move it. I was just wondering whether the fleet air arm have a rule against asthma other than being 4 years clear, both the army and the raf say that a history of asthma tends to be a bar from pilot/aircrew training but i...
  6. P2000

    Subzero: no SSNs available to the RN

    It's the Sun, so usual health warnings apply: UK's entire fleet of attack submarines is out of action and the PM doesn't know THE Royal Navy’s entire fleet of attack submarines is currently out of action. Repairs and maintenance to all seven have left none to defend our waters — or monitor...
  7. V

    RAF or Royal Navy?!?!

    I don't know which to join? I have been looking at a weapon systems operator (loadmaster) in the RAF and aircrewman in the Royal Navy, but I don't know which to go for? I want to go for the one which is most interesting and exiting and has the most travelling involved. So I'm basically...
  8. R

    Army Navy Tickets

    I have 2 genuine tickets for the Army Navy match 2016 for sale if anyone wants them or knows of anyone who does. They are £25 each (cost price) I can't go now, would hate to see these go n the bin!
  9. J

    Keeping pay

    I'm looking into transferring across from the Navy to the Army. I'm a Leading Hand (a CPL in army speak) and I understand I will loose my rank and start again from the bottom which is fair enough. But as they say you'll only get a deduction of pay for dicaplinary reasons, will I go back to the...
  10. N

    Medical rejection

    Hi everyone I applied in the TA back in 2014 and got medically rejected during my selection process, right after I was rejected I took all the possible routes they gave me to appeal for it and I did, they gave me a weekly plan to fill out what activities I do. Since I told them I sprained my...
  11. O

    My Grandad's Salty Dits

    Hello all readers, I recently went to visit my Grandad, Anthony Molloy, an ex-RN and Merchant Seaman who now lives in spain. When not worrying about being deported back to the UK in the event of a 'Leave' vote or being denied his daily tot by my (no-doubt) long-suffering Nan, he writes a heck...
  12. W

    Petition, Armed Forces to not pay tax on Operations

    Petition: Stop UK Armed Forces on Operations from paying tax during their deployment. please sign, it's about time our Armed Services had a tax break when operating overseas. The benefits have been reduced over the years and all three services are under more pressure to deploy with far less...
  13. Forces Digital

    The Weird World Of Military Nicknames

    From Forces TV It’s common enough in civvy street, but it seems that it’s definitely standard issue in the British military. For decades, service personnel have had their names changed the moment they’ve arrived at their first military unit. Usually by a smart-alec superior.... Read the full...