Military Information

Remaining Vigilant Against Terrorist Attacks

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 10:02 pm

It’s more important than ever that the public help police and military remain vigilant against terrorist attacks. In a recent report, it has been announced that public reports account for many of the arrests made in regards to terrorism. The message is clear: if you spot anything that seems unusual, it needs to be reported.

If you see anything at all unusual, you should report it to the police immediately. Police have said that members of the public should never feel worried that they are wasting police time – if they have something to report, they should do straight away. People should never be worried that what they have to say is irrelevant – it could be the missing piece in a larger jigsaw puzzle.

With terrorism such a big threat, everybody should be aware of their surroundings and should look out for anything that might be strange, including in their local area. It is better to be safe than sorry.

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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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A soldiers military equipment

Posted on April 30, 2016 at 11:08 pm

As soldier, you get issued with equipment to assist you when you are out on patrol. When you first join the army you are given a MTP (Multi terrain pattern) clothing, respirator, and military approved boots, rocket pouches, webbing, helmet and Burgan along with a few other necessary items. These items will stay with you throughout your time in the army and will be issued as and when needed.

As a soldier it is your responsibility to maintain all of the items given to you and report of any defects.

If you misplace an item that has been given to you then it will be your responsibility to cover the cost of replacing it and it is often frowned upon. Also you need to ensure that your uniform is looked after and that it is correctly cleaned and ironed when wearing it.

Weapons are only distributed as and when needed and are secured in the armory whilst not in use unless out on operations.

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Military and Aviation Paintings and Prints; An Overview

Posted on February 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

There is a long standing, global history of military and aviation paintings. Historically paintings of this theme were commissioned by the government of the respectable country, employing artists to depict military encounters, weapons, vehicles or specific battle scenes. The pieces were usually heavily biased towards the country that commissioned the work, showing that country’s military regiment in a victorious manner, winning a battle or looking glorious while fighting one.

Nowadays this theme of art is more niche. There are still artists around the world depicting scenes and battles in a similar fashion to the past. But it is less common that a government will commission paintings, instead using photography. Because it has become more niche and consumer based, art on this theme is also much less biased than before. American and British artists are regularly commissioned to paint historic German scenes of war, regardless of past victories or prejudices.

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