Book Review – Sheriffmuir 1715, The Jacobite War in Scotland



The author has provided an accurate account of the events leading to Sheriffmuir to coincide with the three hundredth anniversary. It is a moving and sad story and all the more pertinent as the latter day dependency party, the SNP, tries to replace union with the rest of the British with subservience to Brussels.

This enjoyable book provides a comprehensive account of the battle of Sheriffmuir, throwing light on how it was fought. It has included eyewitness accounts, some previously unpublished and all important to the understanding of this fight. There are also chapters that review the organization, training, weapons, and tactics for both the Jacobite forces and the Government army. It may not convert any of those strongly holding to established views from either extreme, but it will allow the more open minded to consider this critical part of Scottish history.

“UK companies should be concerned”, security expert warns after major hack


While the world’s gaze has been focused on the hacking of Sony Entertainment resulting in some leaked emails and the cancellation of some film screenings, news of what could be the most significant hack since Stuxnet, which targeted Iran’s uranium enrichment programme in 2010, has gone largely unnoticed.


A report has been published in Germany about a cyber-attack which caused a blast furnace to shut down at a steel mill causing ‘massive damage’. Richard Piggin, a security specialist at design and engineering consultant Atkins, believes UK companies should be concerned about the way that the steel mill was compromised and then how hackers took over the systems that control the furnace, particularly as similar techniques could be used to target systems controlling energy, utilities and manufacturing facilities. Should this happen it could lead to enormous disruption and significant costs and damages.


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L-3 WESCAMs MXTM-15D Designating Turret Aids in Weapons Demonstration on the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft


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BURLINGTON, Canada, December 22, 2014 –[ASDWire]– L-3 WESCAM announced today that its MXTM-15D designating turret was successfully used during a weapons demonstration on the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The demonstration effort is part of the Advanced Technology Tiltrotor (ATTR) program. Through a cooperative agreement between Bell Helicopter and L-3 WESCAM, the first time designating trials were recently conducted over a 14-day period in November at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

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Book Review – Hitler’s Last Witness, The Memoirs of Hitler’s Bodyguard



Misch has provided some interesting detail and observation, together with an assessment of others in Hitler’s ‘court’ This is a book that was worth writing and, when compared to the many other books about Hitler and his way of life, adds to the pool of knowledge. The style is easy to read and there are two photoplate sections.

Commenting on the Government Veterans in the Criminal Justice Review by Conservative MP Stephen Phillips QC, Fergus Williams, Head of Operations at Walking With The Wounded said:


“Project NOVA, a joint venture delivered by Walking With The Wounded and The Forces Employment Charity ‘RFEA’, welcomes this review by the Ministry of Justice into Veterans in the Criminal Justice System. NOVA has engaged with both Rory Stewart MP and subsequently Stephen Philips MP during the review informing them on the current need, the current provision for veterans and what best practice should look like.

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