The Afghan National Army (ANA) is going through a massive programme of motorisation as they begin to field thousands of up-armoured HMMWVs and Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFVs).Speaking at the International Armoured Vehicles conference, Gen Sher Mohammad Karimi, chief of general staff of the ANA, told delegates that the ANA was ‘largely a light infantry force’ and that more armoured vehicles were required to maintain security. Read More HERE
Those that have never experienced War will always think War a good idea,
The Royal Artillery Prayer
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who dost everywhere lead
thy people in the way of righteousness, Vouchsafe so as to lead the
Royal Regiment of Artillery, That wherever we serve, on land or sea or in
the air, We may win the glory of doing thy will Amen.
A quarter of homeless people are ex-services and 5,000 former service personnel are in prison.
The Red Poppy Company.
Did you know that each year an average of ten Falklands veterans commit suicide, this means that more soldiers have killed themselves since the end of that war than the fewer than two hundred and fifty eight who died during it.
(Source: Times cover story 12/11/02)
A "tsunami" of mental health problems resulting from the war in Iraq is "headed our way," - -
Ex-servicemen make up a quarter of homeless people in Britain, according to Shelter and the government's social exclusion unit.