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General, China, Geopolitics
0 minutes, 45 seconds

The Spring 2023 Britannia Lecture supported by the Naval Review

24 Mar 23

By kind permission of Captain Sarah Oakley, Captain of Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, the Naval Review is delighted to […]

General, Geopolitics, Historiography, Learning From The Past, Naval History, Naval Tactics, Operational Art, The Naval Review
5 minutes, 25 seconds

Rear-Admiral J V P Goldrick, AO, CSC, RAN, Obituary part 2

21 Mar 23
Ed. As we research James Goldrick’s 40 plus years of contributions to the Naval Review, every statistic discovered reinforces the great debt of scholarship we owe him in the UK, Australia and the US. We are indebted to Peter Hore, a shorter version of this obituary appeared online in the Daily Telegraph on 21 March 2023.
Addressing Current Reality, General, Leadership, People, The Naval Review
9 minutes, 55 seconds

Headmark: Time to Think

18 Mar 23
Ed. The author reflects on the eternal question of the NR’s membership demographics, and its future as a platform for cultivating thought and discourse in the Royal Navy. Perhaps ironically, despite the immense technological transformations that have ensued, the fundamentals today seem to reflect the situation at the NR’s foundation, over a century ago. A 10 minute read.
General, Leadership, Naval History, Operational Art, People
0 minutes, 18 seconds

Obituary: Rear Admiral James Goldrick AO CSC RAN Retired

17 Mar 23

After a relatively short battle with cancer, James Goldrick ‘crossed the bar’ yesterday, the first of several obituaries can be […]

Second World War, Book Reviews, General, Leadership, Naval History
0 minutes, 9 seconds

Latest Book Reviews, 17 March

17 Mar 23

The latest book reviews have been published, one detailing British warship losses from 1920 to 1982, the other, a reprint […]

Book Reviews, General, Naval History, Second World War
0 minutes, 8 seconds

Book Reviews, 14 March

14 Mar 23

The latest book reviews have been published, one on the discovery Shackleton’s Endurance, the other on cargo liners in the Second […]

Book Reviews, First World War, General, Naval History, Second World War
0 minutes, 9 seconds

Book Reviews, 10 March

10 Mar 23

The latest book reviews been published, one on 20th century naval art, the other on the Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary […]

First World War, General, Geopolitics, Leadership, Naval History, Shaping The Future, The Naval Review, Uncategorized
0 minutes, 22 seconds

World Book Day

02 Mar 23

As today is World Book day I have grabbed a few of my ‘go to’ favourites to celebrate the joy […]

Ukraine, Addressing Current Reality, General
9 minutes, 25 seconds

Inflection point: Russian military doctrine and the war in Ukraine

08 Feb 23
Ed. We are delighted to welcome back Sir Rob Fry to the Naval Review. In this article, the former Royal Marines General reflects on Russian military doctrine in the wake of the 2014 and 2022 invasions of Ukraine, and the questionable nature of their doctrinal conclusions. Originally published on 'The Article' website, 13 May 2022. ( A 10 minute read.

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