A second serving for the Army’s mobile kitchens

A second serving for the Army’s mobile kitchens

by Major Noel MacKey   The old Napoleonic adage that “an army travels on its stomach” is perhaps the most basic military principle that militaries have succeed and failed to satisfy throughout the history of armed conflict. The importance of field fresh rations...
Stimulus policy

Stimulus policy

by Chris Thatcher   Like the proverbial iceberg, most of what you see at the Directorate of Land Requirements (DLR) is happening below the surface. The periodic requests for information and letters of interest issued to the defence industry on its behalf by...
Taking the grunt out of the Grunt

Taking the grunt out of the Grunt

by Ken Pole   A full suit of medieval field armour weighed 20 to 25 kilograms, with the helmet accounting for two to four kilograms. A broadsword might have added two more. Compare that with the 34 to 41 kilograms the modern soldier has carried on recent ground...