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Moving from the Military into a Security Career

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 1:08 pm

In many ways, people who have had an army role will be perfectly suited to a new job in security. Lots of the same skills are required and it is a field that ex-army personnel can really excel in. Here are some of the transferable skills that can be applied in both the army and a security firm:

  • Physical strength. Both are very physical jobs and will require you to be fit and healthy. This is perfect for someone who has spent their career training hard in the army.
  • A career in the army will teach people to be confidential and discreet, as they may know some very important information. Security will be very much the same – anything to do with enforcing the law requires someone who is used to keeping details secure and private.
  • In the army, working with other people is an essential skill. This will also be highly sought after in the security industry.

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Why is militaria so popular?

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Many people collect military equipment and war relics. Over the last few decades there has been a massive increase in the amount of people collecting these items and there are many reasons for this. War films such as saving private Ryan, Lone Survivor and Band of Brothers series has made many younger people more interested in war and wanting to own a piece of history.

Sites such as EBay now make it easy to find war relics and militaria and compare prices. Some people collect a bit of everything; uniforms, helmets, flags, belt buckles, medals. These collectors may end up with full sized mannequins on which to display their collections. Other collectors collect by nationality such as English, American or German. They may collect based on which war they were used in.  Collecting is sometimes carried on by relatives who have been left militaria by a family member who has passed away.

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The Rise Of Military Antiques

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

With programs like ‘Family Guns’ on National Geographic Channel, and the increase in value of general antiques over the last 40 years, antique militaria is becoming increasing popular.

Anything of militaristic origin that is genuine and of quality is usually sought after by some kind of enthusiast. If you happen to come across some kind of genuine war item all you need to do is find that enthusiast and you could be in for a big mark-up on your purchase.

With the internet increasingly used in sales of antiques, its easier than ever to find someone, somewhere in the world who might be interested in your artefact. Many of the biggest auction houses in the world even have online auctions, whereby goods are sold in real-time to bidders across the globe.

IMA, (International Military Antiques) specialises in supplying military goods ranging from heavy ordnance to individual pellets. A merchant that has armed film makers and museums with weapons of history. Perhaps you’ve found a curious old dagger while roaming a field in France. Well these guys just might be interested.




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