Sunday, 4 June 2017
I stopped updating this site approximately three years ago. However, due to changes in my personal circumstances, it is likely that within the next few weeks, possibly couple of months, I would potentially be in a position to restart it. If the blog were to restart, would the demand or interest be there for it?
I would welcome the thoughts of anyone as to whether it is worth restarting this blog, or if it is best left as it is?
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, I wanted to post a quick update on this site. Since circumstances prevented me from continuing to publish PSL in June 2014, I have been greatly touched by the many messages of goodwill and support I've received from people all over the world about this site and how much they enjoyed reading it. Even today, some 18 months after it temporarily closed, it still clocks up over 5000 hits per month, which is wonderful to see.
Jim Hacker: Are you trying to say "Happy Christmas," Humphrey?
Sir Humphrey: Yes, Minister."
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Saturday, 14 June 2014
It is also worrying how quickly the ISF seem to be collapsing in the face of an aggressive attack, and how much equipment is being lost. Consider the level of funding thrown into providing new equipment and support to the ISF over the last 10 years, and you realise that there will be a proliferation of weapons out there which are now available for use by militia. While they will in reality struggle to support any vehicles or heavy armoured elements for long without access to mechanics and workshops, there is sufficient proliferation to make it immensely challenging for the ISF to go on the offensive against them.
It is also telling the way that despite years of training and support from the West and elsewhere, there has been no real resistance. The concept of Iraq as a bonding factor for the Army to fight for seems to be missing - the polarising factor is the Shia or Sunni militias and groups, which is where the loyalty is being shown. Arguably, until the Army can replace the local Militia as a sign and guarantor of security to the ordinary Iraqi, the prospects for the long term stability of Iraq as a united country are weak.
Sunday, 8 June 2014
Monday, 2 June 2014
|The CVF as conceived|
|HMS ARK ROYAL|
Sunday, 25 May 2014
|Is this the future for rapid reaction forces?|
Friday, 23 May 2014
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014
|UK Border Force Cutter|
Sunday, 11 May 2014
|UK and French troops in Mali|
|Is there any call for the Desert Rats in Africa in future?|
|To sail again under the Angolan Flag?|