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Admiralty, Air Defence, Air Power, Amphibious Operations, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Armed Forces, Battle of the Atlantic, Budgets and Finance, Combined Arms, Convoy Operations, Defence Reviews, Doctrine, Equipment Capability, Europe, First World War, Fleet Air Arm, Force Structure, From the Archive, Indo-Pacific, Joint Forces, Joint Operations, Learning From The Past, Maritime Strategy, Military History, NATO, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Naval Platforms, Naval Tactics, Naval Warfare, Procurement, Royal Air Force, Sea Power, Second World War, Service Culture, Submarines, Technology, United States Navy
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Introduction of Aircraft Carriers into the Royal Navy: Lessons for the Development of Naval Doctrine

By Cdr James J Tritten USN (rtd),
30 Nov 23

Ed. The Battle of Taranto of 11-12 November 1940 was an epoch defining event in the history of naval aviation and a decisive moment for the Fleet Air Arm. With the 83rd anniversary of the battle in mind, we reproduce here an American perspective on the Royal Navy’s pioneering development of aircraft carriers and the lessons for naval doctrine this history demonstrates. Originally published in July 1994 [82/3, p. 260]. A 30 minute read.

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Addressing Current Reality, Air Power, Armed Forces, Budgets and Finance, Defence Industry, Doctrine, Equipment Capability, Force Structure, General, Joint Forces, National Defence, Naval Aviation, Procurement, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Technology
19 minutes, 27 seconds

Between Politics and Procurement: Canada’s F-35 Odyssey

By Prof Andrea Migone, Dr Alexander Howlett, Prof Michael Howlett,
16 Nov 23

Ed. An investigation into the procurement history of Canada’s troubled F-35 programme, focusing on the prevalence of political intervention and unclear commitments over more than a decade to demonstrate a systemic failure of the Defence procurement process, transcending government administrations. A 20 minute read.

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Book Reviews, Carrier Strike Group, Falklands War, Fleet Air Arm, Joint Operations, Modularity, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Persian Gulf, Surveillance, Technology
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Latest Book Review, 14 November

14 Nov 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book exploring the history of the development and operational service of the Royal Navy’s helicopter-based airborne early warning capability, and a look towards the future with Crowsnest and beyond.

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Air Power, Amphibious Operations, Armed Forces, Battle of the Atlantic, Blockade, Combined Arms, Convoy Operations, Doctrine, Europe, Fleet Air Arm, Force Structure, Joint Forces, Joint Operations, Learning From The Past, Maritime Strategy, Military History, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Naval Platforms, Naval Warfare, Operational Planning, Royal Air Force, Sea Power, Second World War, Strategy
18 minutes, 2 seconds

Capital Ships, D-Day and Naval Strategy

By Dr Tim Benbow,
02 Nov 23

Ed. This article investigates the role of the aircraft carriers and battleships involved in, and otherwise enabling, Operation OVERLORD. The proper application of naval power over the course of the war ensured Allied victory, with capital ships and escort forces playing important roles in all theatres. Based on a presentation given to the Lunchtime Lecture Series of the Royal Navy Strategic Studies Centre, 17 October 2023. A 20 minute read.

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Air Power, Armed Forces, Carrier Strike Group, Doctrine, Falklands War, Fleet Air Arm, Force Structure, Joint Operations, Letters, National Defence, Naval Aviation, Naval Warfare, Procurement, Royal Air Force, Service Culture
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Letter to the Editor: Aircraft Carriers

By Lt Cdr Lester May RN (rtd),
26 Sep 23

Ed. The author revisits the old chestnut of FAA control: should naval aviation, vital to the RN’s strike group doctrine, reside under RAF or RN control?

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Air Power, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Book Reviews, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Naval Tactics, Naval Warfare, Operational Planning, Second World War, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 26 September

26 Sep 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book examining the largest sea battle in history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944.

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Book Reviews, Air Power, Maritime Strategy, Naval Aviation, Second World War
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Latest Book Review, 1 September

01 Sep 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. it considers a short book exploring German and Italian efforts to develop carrier airpower in the lead up to, and during the Second World War.

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Air Power, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Book Reviews, Convoy Operations, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Naval Tactics, Operational Planning, Royal Australian Navy, Second World War, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 25 August

25 Aug 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book examining the development of the Gaudalcanal-Solomons campaign through March-October 1943 in the southwest Pacific.

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Air Power, Book Reviews, Indo-Pacific, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Royal Australian Navy, Second World War, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 22 August

22 Aug 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book on the Allied campaign in the Second World War to neutralise the Japanese strong point on Rabaul, following on from success at Gaudalcanal.

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