Defence Newsletter  w/e 27th January 2023

   w/e 27th January 2023 Tensions In The South Atlantic Whilst the world’s attention has been focussed on Ukraine there are other simmering tensions elsewhere, no more so in the South Atlantic. There are rumours that China has reached agreement with Argentina to establish a PLA naval base in the city of Ushuaia, in theContinue reading “Defence Newsletter  w/e 27th January 2023”

Rwanda – DR Congo Confrontation

   w/e 27th January 2023 Again, with the focus of most western commentators on Ukraine, less attention is being paid to the ongoing tensions between neighbouring Central African countries Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Historical antagonisms between the two states flared up again a year ago in March 2022 and have beenContinue reading “Rwanda – DR Congo Confrontation”

What About The Rest Of The Weapons For Ukraine?

   w/e 27th January 2023   There has been much rejoicing mixed with a sense of relief that the USA and Germany have agreed to send main battle tanks (MBTs) to Ukraine. Although the numbers are relatively small – about 14 Leopards from the Germans initially with the promise of more to come, plus 31Continue reading “What About The Rest Of The Weapons For Ukraine?”

Tensions In The South Atlantic

   w/e 27th January 2023 Whilst the world’s attention has been focussed on Ukraine there are other simmering tensions elsewhere, no more so in the South Atlantic. There are rumours that China has reached agreement with Argentina to establish a PLA naval base in the city of Ushuaia, in the province of Tierra del Fuego,Continue reading “Tensions In The South Atlantic”

David Hamilton celebrates Sixty years  on!

Listeners tuning in their radio sets to the BBC Light Programme on a cold January lunchtime in 1963 would have been treated to Workers Playtime and Listen With Mother. Sandwiched between them was The Beat Show, featuring the Northern Dance Orchestra and famous guest stars, recorded at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester. That show wasContinue reading “David Hamilton celebrates Sixty years  on!”