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 :)

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