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Contemporary British Military Thought
Contemporary British Military Thought

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New: Harnessing the Intellectual Edge: From Critical Thought to Fighting Power.

‘An Armed Service that is out-thought will almost always be out-fought,’ Despite this unequivocal statement, from the Maritime Doctrine Primer, there has always been a sense that sailors and ideas are uneasy bedfellows.  This is encapsulated in the idea…
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Ahoy! With #trafalgarday approaching, the Wavell Room is becoming the Naval Room. We have a series of articles with a maritime theme, starting with with a debate on #nelson. Its time to get @RoyalNavy involved in #UKPME. Join the debate at wavellroom.com
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On the surface it is the ultimate heresy. Trafalgar Night is a time when the Naval Service across the globe comes together to celebrate the ‘immortal memory’ of one of our nation’s greatest heroes. The crushing, era-defining victory at Trafalgar has…
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British Army conceptual thinking Ed’s recent 3-part article on British Military Concepts provoked me to consider whether my role in the relatively modestly sized Army HQ concepts branch was as a force for good, providing a challenging view of the future…
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There are many ways to make a decision-forcing case.  One of the simplest, quickest, and most satisfying method begins with the discovery of the right sort of military memoir, one characterized by a combination of detailed description, scrupulous honesty,…
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UK defence blogging is growing in strength and popularity, and the Wavell Room has been instrumental in helping push both acceptance and legitimacy of the role of the British Military Blogger as an entity that can communicate the role of the Armed Forces,…
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‘Our greatest capability is our people’
Check out our ‘people and leadership’ section. #PME #UKPME #leadership https://buff.ly/2yqHIiD
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I am often asked if anything has changed since Fight Like A Girl– The Truth Behind How Women Marines Are Trained was published in April 2018. Although I can’t say that military culture has definitively evolved since the release of the book, I am proud to…
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New: Knowledge (In)equality & #concepts development. 'Courage, endurance, impartiality, honour’; qualities, all of which are still lauded in the British military today, prove useless when ‘man’s divine element, the imagination, has flickered out’ #UKPME

‘It was extraordinary, I gave them their orders and they then started to discuss them!’ (The Duke of Wellington reflecting on his first Cabinet meeting as Prime Minister) Thinking conceptually requires an openness of thought which historically might have…
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