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Further to the exciting, latest Navy Sex Scandal on (in?) HMS Vigilant, which involved people being, erm, relieved, an even bigger row seems to have been kicked-off by the issue of a "direct order" to the ship's company to delete their private social media accounts, according to that bastion of human rights, the Daily Express.
I see the Army CoffeeGate scandal (the one about the biscuits) & raise you the Naval SocialMediaGate.
After all, it's 'uman Rights, innit?
A new review has been created: Olight M23 Javelot Torch - With COMPETITION!
Torch Direct have unfortunately been unable to provide an M23 Javelot to give away as part of our usual review competition..... They've instead gone one better and given us the Olight R50 Seeker! More expensive, more powerful, more streamlined. Very kind of them indeed.
To get your grubby mits on this, simply post in the comments below your answer to the following:
You're in a dark, small room with no way out. You fumble for your M23 and flick it on. What's the last thing you'd ever want to see lit up in front of you?
Competition will end on Monday the 9th of October. Get your answers in below!
Olight are a well known brand of Chinese torch manufacturers, with a broad range of products and they excel in very powerful light outputs in small form torches. The M23 Javelot follows the same pattern of being powerful and robust, without being overly cumbersome or expensive.
The M23 comes in a...
Breaking on twitter - CGS has confirmed in Chatham House speech plan to call up Regular Reserves to augment army. No word on whether this mandatory or voluntary.
If after multiple years of 'Army 2020' the end result is that you are having to call up to Regular Army Reserve to fill holes in manpower, then that is a fairly damning indictment on what a failure Army 2020 has been.
Latest from todays times (behind paywall) is 2 MCMV to go several years earlier than planned, entire Lynx SF force to go, exercises in Kenya and Canada to be reduced and other cuts likely. This is probably just the beginning...
Another first credited to the light blue. Good luck to those joining the RAF Regiment, the spotlight will be upon you.
The Navy is already accepting applications for the Royal Marines Commandos, with 17 in the pipeline, incidentally.
The Royal Air Force has become the first branch of the British military to open up every role to men and women.
From today it will accept applications from women to join the RAF Regiment - its ground-fighting force.
The move follows a decision last year to lift the ban on females serving in close combat roles.
The main role of the 2,000-strong RAF Regiment, which sustained casualties in Afghanistan, is to patrol and protect RAF bases and airfields.
RAF's close combat unit opens to women
Edit, just realised, duplicated thread. Apologies, mods please delete....
I am starting this thread to save diverting the Brexit thread any further, I am interested in the opportunities that AI could give us.
A few links for starters.
Intro to Artificial Intelligence Course and Training Online | Udacity
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5 Free Courses for Getting Started in Artificial Intelligence
I'm a trustee of the charity Serve On, which has an established & well-regarded International Response Team along with its growing domestically-focussed Community Resilience Team. This team has deployed to India, Pakistan, Haiti and Nepal in recent years. It is no disaster tourist organisation, and is trained and equipped for life-saving and capacity building. The IRT is seeking new blood, with open days being held on 2 & 9 September at Chilmark near Salisbury. Have a look at the link below for details.
The Bell Inn – Wendens Ambo near Saffron Walden is having a beer festival/hog roast/other stuff all weekend. Money raised over the weekend is going to the Felix Fund and Riding for the Disabled. It's a good old fashioned village beer pub with a great atmosphere and military humour is entirely accepted, and it's just up the road from Carver Barracks. Anyone in the area who fancies a pint should pop over. @dingerr
You could win a pair of these tactical boots worth £144.90!
Just watch the review, and the competition video at the end to find out how. Wooooo!
PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS TO THE COMPETITION HERE, PUT THEM IN THE REVIEW SECTION.
Click HERE for the review!
I've restarted my blog recently and took advantage of a lazy sunday to pull together a piece on the challenges facing the British Army - Thin Pinstriped Line: How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Deployable Division?
Essentially asking whether a deployable Division is the right solution for the Army or if other change is needed. Thought some of you may be interested...
On BBC this evening at the Menin Gate. Attended by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Belgian Royalty and Theresa May. Sir Tim Lawrence also in attendace representing CWGC.
Well organised by the Belgians and carried off with much dignity befitting the occasion.
Cannot ever see Steptoe carrying off something like this with the dignity such an occasion demands.
One can never envisage the scale of the loss of WW1 until they have seen the size of Tyne Cot Cemetary.
The review of the Keela Saxon jacket is up. Get in there, have a read and post in the comments section of the review and have a shot at the competition where you can win your very own Saxon!
COMPETITION TIME: We've established that Keela have a fairly arrse-like sense of humour. So.
We've noted that the Saxon can get a bit hot and moist when running. Name another activity you could use the Saxon for that'd also end up with you hot and moist.
READ THE REVIEW
This recent example of Arrse expertise by Riddickculouse got me thinking
Incident at Castle Martin 14-06-2017
At some stage in the near future, a space exploration vehicle of previously unheard of design crash lands on an as yet undiscovered planet, and makes big news. Within days of this event, on Arrse we will have:
1. Several people who have first hand experience of the design and operation of this space exploration vehicle arguing violently on the exact details of the crash landing.
2. Bobthebuilder telling us that he had board level, cock on block P&L responsibility for a major project on this new planet just after he left the army, and has in fact just set up a new venture there using non-standard employment patterns of the gig economy and portfolio careers.
3. Stonker telling us that the leaders of this new planet are doomed to failure because they all went to schools that he doesn't approve of, and that they have ignored all of his expert advice.
4. At least 4...
Polls are due to close and all will be revealed in the next few hours.
The GE thread is huge but now out of date so here is a new one to discuss (remember this is CA so no fun) the consequences of the result!
Labour win!!! ? FFS let me out of here.
Tory win but not with any real increase in majority - PMTM becomes ex-PMTM.
Tories with huge majority - all benefits stopped, tax cuts for anyone with a Tory party membership card. Donations to Tory HQ repaid £ for £ through tax rebates!
Hung parliament and we all go through this again in October/November!
First, let us acknowledge our supreme overlord, Virobono, who continues his quest to remove any interesting thread started in CA.
The Times, amongst others, are reporting that the promise to maintain overall Defence personnel numbers, rather than the Army's 82k presages a probably cut in Pongos to c62k.
Opinions, thoughts, abuse of VB, in your own time carry on.
Officers are preparing to reduce the size of the army to as little as 65,000 after the Conservatives dropped a pledge to maintain the force at its target of 82,000, The Times understands.
Options being considered within the military include reducing the army by 17,000 personnel to less than two thirds of the size of the French army and only slightly bigger than Germany’s land force, according to two defence sources.
A third source said that “contingency plans” were being prepared in case the army was cut to 60,000 or 70,000. Officials were even asked this year to consider the implications of a full-time army of as few...
No, it's not a trip to Peru.
Click below to read the review, answer the question at the bottom and you might win a pair of Peru trousers with insect shield from Keela! Or you might not. I am known to be quite flexible when it comes to cash advances.
Peru trousers review
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