Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Photogroup on Flikr

I came across this interesting group on Flikr the other day, its well worth a browse.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Received the Pilgrimage DVD

Having seen the pilgrimage DVD when Mike came to visit I was very anxious to get hold of my copy which happily arrived safe and sound a couple of days ago.

Now I know I am being somewhat cheeky but I couldnt resist making a little movie of my own from some of the footage. I will contact BFBS to see if its ok with them to post this. If they give the OK then I will try and put something on YouTube.

I am hoping that other veterans of the Scots Guards might get to see this

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Swedish Military Acedemy

Attended the Swedish Military Acedemy today along with Mike Searr and listened to him present a thoroughly interesting 2 hour presentation to 160+ officer cadets.

From left ro right are Guy Skingsley, Maj Jonas Björkqvist and Mike Seear.

Guy is Chief Instructor Languages and is a retired Captain from the British Army whicl Major Jonas is the Chief Instructor of Tactics at the acedemy.

The talk was given as a final part of a 48 exercise being conducted by the cadets on a theoretical international incident involving an EU force consisting of a Swedish element retaking a group of islands called Malvinia.

Having done the talk we were invited for lunch followed by attending the various presentations. My Swedish was just about able to follow the basics and Mike being fluent in Norwegian had no problem adding a few observations. Afterwards we had a tour of the acedemy followed by a few beers in the cadets bar.

All in all a great way to spend a day :)

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Mike Searr comes to visit

I had the pleasure of having a visit from Mike Searr this evening who flew over from Norway and stayed with me prior to giving a presentation on the Gurkhas in the Falklands to the Swedish military acedemy.

Had a very interesting chat about many topics related to the conflict and we watched the DVD produced by BFBS about the 2007 pilgrimage. I haven't got my copy yet as it went to the UK address and hasn't arrived here in Sweden, will post a few clips when it gets here though so watch this space