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AUTUMN 2020
MAJOR GENERAL P G WILLIAMS CMG OBE
In conversation with The Editor

I first met Major General Peter Williams, properly, in the fifth-floor café of Peter Jones on an afternoon in the late summer of 2013, surrounded by shoppers, young mothers, children, prams, and shopping bags!
This was hardly a formal interview since there was a non-existent list of candidates to succeed Peter in his role as Editor of The Guards Magazine; it seemed that I was the only candidate!
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PLATOON COMMAND DURING COVID-19
My starting point in the Irish Guards was rather unorthodox. Having completed the Platoon Commander’s Battle Course in early December 2019, I arrived at Cavalry Barracks Hounslow to discover a vacant camp, due to the Battalion’s various operational commitments. Nonetheless, I was swiftly put to task with the Rear Operations Group (ROG), gaining the briefest of insights into what one could expect as a new platoon commander. Read more ...
DAVID SMILEY IN OMAN
The British relationship with Oman until the mid-20th century was characterised by imperial interests in India, and at best could be described as quiet. Not until the prospect of the discovery of significant oil reserves and the granting of a concession for the whole of Muscat and Oman to a predominantly British oil company did British support for the Sultan solidify. It was hoped that Omani oil could provide a much-needed lifeline to the flagging post-war British economy and that stronger Anglo-Omani relations could help to stall the erosion of British presence in the Middle East Read more ...

SUMMER 2020
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE BEN WALLACE MP
In conversation with The Editor
OPERATION RESCRIPT, JOINT MILITARY COMMAND (LONDON)
ST PATRICK’S DAY 2020


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