British Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan

These are defined on "Card A" and must be obeyed by all British Forces in all engagements in Afghanistan.When you read them, the comment made by John Reid when he committed 3,300 more troops to the conflict in January 2006 that "We would be perfectly happy to leave in three years and without firing one shot … Continue reading British Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

A brief history because I needed to get it straight in my head.   My need to detail this particular regiment’s history is, in a small way, down to Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle choosing the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers as Dr John H. Watson’s regiment but it is mostly due to BBC Sherlock's John Watson claiming he was … Continue reading The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers