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Addressing Current Reality, Diversity & Inclusion, General, Leadership, People, Service Culture, Uncategorized, Women
3 minutes, 31 seconds

Naval Servicewomen’s Network ‘Your Network is your Net–Worth’

By Lt Cdr Francesca Crowsley–Allen RN,
08 Mar 24

Ed. For our second article to celebrate International Women’s Day we celebrate the Naval Servicewomen’s Network (NSN). The eagle eyed among you will note that over the last six weeks 33% of the 21 articles we have published on the NR website have been written by women. Thank you Ladies, the door remains open to write for us as and when you desire.

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Addressing Current Reality, Armed Forces, Civil-Military Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, General, Morale, People, Veterans, Women
9 minutes, 7 seconds

Understanding Women Impacted By Their Military Connection

By Caroline Paxton,
07 Mar 24

Ed. In celebration of International Women’s Day, the NR is proud to present the first of two articles on serving women’s networks. Caroline Paxton, Chair of Trustees for The Military Wives Choirs Foundation, provides this introduction to the Military Wives Choirs and their unique membership and opportunities. A 10 minute read.

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BRNC, Civil-Military Relations, Communications, Cyberwarfare, Diversity & Inclusion, Education, General, Language, People, Professional Military Education, Service Culture, Technology, Training
8 minutes, 11 seconds

Navigating the Digital Seas: A Case for the Royal Navy’s Transition to a Paperless Environment

By OC Daniel Perrins,
29 Feb 24

Ed. The fifth article in our series from BRNC Pellew Division officer cadets, here the author considers the advantages of moving to an entirely digital work environment for the RN, future-proofing for talent and inclusion. A 10 minute read.

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Armed Forces, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Budgets and Finance, Civil-Military Relations, Defence Industry, Deterrence, Diplomacy, Diversity & Inclusion, Dockyards & Ports, Doctrine, Europe, Force Structure, Geostrategy, Industry, Leadership, Letters, Maritime Strategy, Ministry of Defence, Morale, National Defence, Naval Platforms, People, Procurement, Risk Management, Seapower, Service Culture, Strategy, Technology
8 minutes, 1 second

Letter to the Editor: Skin in the game

By Roger Plumtree,
22 Feb 24

Ed. The author gives his state of play on the current socioeconomic conditions impacting British seapower, and proposes a possible RN force structure financially tailored for a ‘regional’ rather than a ‘global’ Britain.

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Addressing Current Reality, Armed Forces, Civil-Military Relations, Communications, Diversity & Inclusion, First World War, General, Language, Leadership, Military History, Morale, People, Political Science, Service Culture
8 minutes, 34 seconds

Defence, diversity and disbelief

By Lt Gen Robert Fry,
15 Feb 24

Ed. The author criticises the current state of public discourse concerning diversity in the Armed Forces, citing examples from history to demonstrate that merit must be foundational for leadership in the Services. Originally published in The Article. A 10 minute read.

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Armed Forces, Artificial Intelligence, BRNC, Command & Control, Communications, Cyberwarfare, Diversity & Inclusion, Engineering, General, Health Care, Medicine, Naval Intelligence, People, Science Fiction, Shaping The Future, Surveillance, Technology, Training, Veterans
10 minutes, 2 seconds

Beyond Boundaries: Exploring human enhancement and its integration with the Royal Navy

By OC Victoria Smith,
14 Feb 24

Ed. In this third article in the NR’s series featuring BRNC Pellew Division officer cadets, the author explores the appeal and consequences of human augmentation and robotics for the Royal Navy, raising important questions about the nature and future of war itself. A 10 minute read.

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Addressing Current Reality, Age of Sail, Armed Forces, BRNC, Civil-Military Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, First World War, General, Joint Forces, Law, People, Second World War, Service Culture, Women
10 minutes, 4 seconds

The Combat Exemption Act: Are we ready to accept women in combat roles?

By OC Phoebe Freeman,
31 Jan 24

Ed. In the first of a series of articles by BRNC Pellew Division officer cadets, the author examines the continuing challenges of women acting in combat roles. A look at the history demonstrates that the press of mobilization often requires abandoning long-held social conventions. The government and media have a responsibility to do more to reach the goals for female enlistment. A 10 minute read.

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Service Culture, Age of Sail, Civil-Military Relations, Defence Engagement, Diplomacy, Diversity & Inclusion, General, Joint Forces, Leadership, People, Sea Power, Shaping The Future, Training, Uruguay
10 minutes, 12 seconds

From Falmouth to Montevideo: A Voyage on Uruguayan Navy Tall Ship Capitán Miranda

By SLt William Parker RN,
26 Jan 24

Ed. Our correspondent draws lessons from his time sailing with the Uruguayan Navy aboard the schooner Capitán Miranda, with a Joint mission of training future officers in seamanship and conducting naval diplomacy around the globe. A 10 minute read.

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Armed Forces, Addressing Current Reality, Civil-Military Relations, Defence Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, General, People, Religion
6 minutes, 13 seconds

On the role of religion in the Armed Forces

By Canon Theologian James Hawkey RNR,
08 Nov 23

Ed. Canon James Hawkey frames the debate ahead of the BRNC Naval Review lecture on 14 November. The moral conduct of war in the 21st century remains an imperative. The author maintains that the Church has a role to play transcending politics and acting as a beacon for all faiths. A 5 minute read.

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