It’s a story of heroism, honour and camaraderie. The courage of the soldiers when facing a constant onslaught of attacks whilst in serving with the PWRR in Iraq, earning the unit a plethora of gallantry awards which included a Military Cross for Woody and a VC for Johnson Beharry.
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International Terrorism: A Critical Perspective
International Terrorism, a Game of Smoke & Mirrors? International Terrorism is a difficult subject to understand and an even harder one to explain, especially when you’re trying to elucidate the various nuances of the phenomenon to a bunch of savvy third year students at one of the UKs leading universities. Nevertheless, that was an objective … Read More
21st Century Crisis Management
What is a crisis? I am often asked this question and to be honest there is not one answer as to every organisation a crisis will look, act and feel different. However, the common descriptor that appears in virtually all the reports I’ve read on the phenomenon have described the event as ‘overwhelming.’ The new … Read More
My #SSAFA #Charity Ride to the Somme – Please #Donate and #Share
We Will Not Forget The flagged draped coffins of fallen hero’s was a common occurrence on our TV screens when the Iraq and Afghan wars were at their heights. But out of sight can often mean out of mind and we can easily forget about those within our Armed Forces that are still suffering and … Read More
Radicalisation Risk in the UK. A Look at the All Female Terror Cell the ‘Mad Hatters’
Court artist file sketch dated 11/05/17 by Elizabeth Cook of (left to right) Mina Dich, 43, Rizlaine Boular, 21, and Khawla Barghouthi, 20 (Elizabeth Cook/PA) source Recent headlines in the UK have focused on the Mad Hatters Terror Plot and an all female terror cell. In this blog I discuss radicalisation, how people become radicalised … Read More
Reputational Crisis Management. How Well Prepared Is Your Organisation?
Crisis Hits Organisations Hard In February 2018, news broke that Oxfam aid workers had been involved with prostitutes while working for the charity after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The charity was accused of trying to hide the unsavoury incident to avoid tarnishing its reputation. Richard Pendry examines the consequences in this article for Crisis … Read More
Islamic State ‘Beatles’: The Next Move
The sister of one of the victims of the infamous Islamic State group dubbed the Beatles – an Execution cell responsible for the murder of at least 27 of their hostages – has called for two of the gang; Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, recently captured while trying to cross into Turkey, to be … Read More
Slaughter at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kabul, AGAIN!
News of another attack on the infamous Intercontinental hotel in Kabul, resulting of the slaughter of at least 40 – but this number will probably rise as the full extent of the attack will come to light. To anyone involved with Kabul, it’s history repeating itself, as the hotel was attacked back in 2011 with … Read More
The Unknown Soldier
On November 7th, 1920, two years after the end of the Great War, four bodies of unknown British soldiers were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Asine and the Somme. None of the soldiers who did the digging were told why. The bodies were taken by field ambulance to GHQ at St-Pol-Sur-Ter … Read More