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PUS Observes Core Competency Training in Afghanistan

PUS Observes Core Competency Training in Afghanistan

by Phil Gregg — 09 Mar 2011 (08:12)

Ursula Brennan, the new Permanent Under Secretary (PUS) made an unscheduled visit to a Defence Academy led 'Train the Trainer' Programme recently whilst visiting her Afghan opposite number, Mr Nazari, the Afghan Ministry of Defence’s First Deputy Minister.

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Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology (DEST) visits Defence Capability Centre (DCC)

Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology (DEST) visits Defence Capability Centre (DCC)

by Phil Gregg — 22 Mar 2011 (11:19)

A visit by Peter Luff MP gave DA-CMT personnel in Technology Division an opportunity to brief the Minister on the opportunities for the Defence Academy as a key enabler in the future delivery of training and education.

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AFPS Visit 2011 - Photo Gallery

A selection of photographs from the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme visit to the Defence Academy.

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Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS) Members Visit the Defence Academy

Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS) Members Visit the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 23 Mar 2011 (08:23)

35 parliamentarians, most of them elected for the first time in May last year, attended an ‘Introduction to Defence’ at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham recently – part of a scheme designed to give an overview of the higher management of the MOD and the workings and ethos of the Armed Forces.

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Min DEST & CDM Deliver Speeches at the Defence Academy

Min DEST & CDM Deliver Speeches at the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 25 Mar 2011 (11:36)

On Tuesday 15 March, the Royal United Services Institute and Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom hosted a one day conference examining the implications of the Strategic Defence and Security Review and the Defence Industry and Technology Policy for Defence Equipment and Support out to 2020.

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AFT Student Achieves Highest Mark Worldwide

AFT Student Achieves Highest Mark Worldwide

by Phil Gregg — 02 Apr 2013 (12:43)

Examination results for December 2010, recently released by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, revealed top marks worldwide for a student studying the Diploma in Financial Management with Accountancy and Finance Training (AFT) at the College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham.

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DTUS Students visit Joint MOD/Industry Showcase

DTUS Students visit Joint MOD/Industry Showcase

by Phil Gregg — 11 Apr 2011 (09:10)

Four Students from the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) attended a joint MOD/Industry showcase on 18 March 2011 at the Honourable Artillery Company, London.

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The Duke of Edinburgh Visits the Defence Academy

The Duke of Edinburgh Visits the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 13 Apr 2011 (09:52)

On Tuesday 29 March 2011, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh returned to the Defence Academy to mark the 10th Anniversary of his opening of the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) building.

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Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College receives a Royal Visitor

Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College receives a Royal Visitor

by Phil Gregg — 04 May 2011 (09:38)

Only eight days after visiting the Shrivenham site, The Duke of Edinburgh was at another Defence Academy component.

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Nuclear Department Students Train at Czech Technical University

Nuclear Department Students Train at Czech Technical University

by Phil Gregg — 19 May 2011 (10:54)

Students from Nuclear Advanced Course 52 recently attended live reactor training at the VR-1 reactor at the Department of Nuclear Reactors, Czech Technical University in Prague.

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AFT Student Achieves Top Mark Worldwide

AFT Student Achieves Top Mark Worldwide

by Phil Gregg — 20 Apr 2011 (14:59)

Results recently released by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, revealed top marks for a student studying the Diploma in Financial Management with Accountancy and Finance Training (AFT) at the College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham.

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Obituary – Professor Richard Holmes

Obituary – Professor Richard Holmes

by Phil Gregg — 07 Jun 2011 (08:14)

It is with great sadness that Cranfield University announces the death of Professor Richard Holmes. He died on Saturday 30th April at the age of 65 after a long illness.

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Combined Joint European Exercise at the Joint Services Command and Staff College

Combined Joint European Exercise at the Joint Services Command and Staff College

by Phil Gregg — 10 Jun 2011 (13:06)

As part of the Advanced Command and Staff Course each year, the SO1 level (equivalent to Lt Col) students from UK, French, German, Spanish and Italian staff courses are sent to one of five European locations for the Combined Joint European Exercise (CJEX).

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Visit to the Defence Academy by the Commanding General, US Army Materiel Command

Visit to the Defence Academy by the Commanding General, US Army Materiel Command

by Phil Gregg — 21 Jun 2011 (14:08)

On 2 June 2011, General Ann E. Dunwoody, Commanding General, US Army Materiel Command delivered the 65th Kermit Roosevelt Lecture at the Defence Academy. The title of her address was ‘Strategic Choices – Adapt to Win’.

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50 Years of Chaplaincy at Amport House

50 Years of Chaplaincy at Amport House

by Phil Gregg — 23 Jun 2011 (09:06)

In 1961 Amport House in Hampshire became the RAF Chaplaincy School and so, to celebrate 50 years of Chaplaincy at Amport House, a garden party was held on 8 June 2011.

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Complex Casualty Training at the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 16 Jun 2011 (15:11)

The Army Welfare Service ran a training event in the Defence Capability Centre of the Defence Academy from 14 -16 June 2011 to bring together Army Welfare Workers who are providing support to our wounded and sick soldiers.

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Symposia at Shrivenham

Symposia at Shrivenham

by Phil Gregg — 27 Jun 2011 (08:23)

For a limited time only, UK MOD and military staff are entitled to attend Symposia at Shrivenham events at a reduced rate of £50.

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Utility of Force Day

Utility of Force Day

by Phil Gregg — 01 Jul 2011 (12:13)

The 2nd Utility of Force day was held at the Defence Academy on 22 June 11, and attended by the A level politics students from Marlborough College.

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New Director General at the Defence Academy

New Director General at the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 07 Jul 2011 (09:27)

On 6 June 2011, Peter Watkins took over as the Director General of the Defence Academy vice Lt Gen Andrew Graham, who is retiring from the Army.

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Hercules Aircraft's Final Wiltshire Flypast

Hercules Aircraft's Final Wiltshire Flypast

by Phil Gregg — 07 Jul 2011 (13:50)

On 1 July 2011, four Hercules aircraft flew over the Defence Academy on their way to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

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Welbeck General Inspection 2 July 2011

Welbeck General Inspection 2 July 2011

by Phil Gregg — 26 Jul 2011 (10:07)

On Saturday 2 July, Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College held their Annual General Inspection (AGI).

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The Secretary of State for Defence Visits the Defence Academy

The Secretary of State for Defence Visits the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 22 Aug 2011 (09:52)

The Secretary of State for Defence, the Right Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, visited the Defence Academy at Shrivenham on 12 Jul 11.

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Cranfield University at the Defence Academy: Graduation Day 2011

Cranfield University at the Defence Academy: Graduation Day 2011

by Phil Gregg — 02 Sep 2011 (10:26)

On Friday 22 July 2011 Cranfield University and the Defence Academy held a graduation ceremony for 182 students who had studied for postgraduate qualifications, some attending year-long courses at the College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, whilst others had completed their masters over several years by flexible learning.

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98% of students from Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College offered a university place

98% of students from Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College offered a university place

by Phil Gregg — 27 Sep 2011 (11:11)

Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College achieved a 99.6% A level pass rate with 71.4% of those achieving A*-B.

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International Students Arrive at the Defence Academy

International Students Arrive at the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 08 Nov 2011 (08:49)

The 2011/12 academic year for Cranfield University at the Defence Academy begins on 5 September, but the international students (both military and civilian) had a chance to familiarise themselves with a two-day induction the week before.

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Relocation of Acquisition Training

by Phil Gregg — 14 Sep 2011 (15:07)

The current Acquisition Support Contract is due to mature on 31 December 2011. Admiral House (Bristol), the current focal point for Acquisition training delivery in the South West, is provided as part of this contract and is therefore due to close on the same date.

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The Changing Face of Training for MOD Personnel

by Phil Gregg — 16 Sep 2011 (09:05)

The way that training is delivered within the MOD, and across Government as a whole, is changing.

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Welbeck Students Receive Institute of Leadership and Management Awards

Welbeck Students Receive Institute of Leadership and Management Awards

by Phil Gregg — 17 Feb 2012 (11:57)

Some of the 130 students who completed their Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) level 3 Award in Leadership were presented with their certificates on 22 September 2011 by Lt Gen Sir William Rollo, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel & Training).

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Defence Academy Establishes a Centre for Excellence

by Phil Gregg — 03 Nov 2011 (08:07)

At the invitation of DG(T&CS), the Defence Academy has established a Centre for Excellence to improve change leadership, behaviours, ways of working and continuous improvement across the MOD during Defence Transformation.

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Members of the Shadow Defence Committee Visit the Defence Academy

Members of the Shadow Defence Committee Visit the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 17 May 2012 (10:51)

Five members of the Shadow Defence Committee visited the Defence Academy on 3 November 2011.

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Centre for Defence Leadership and Management

by Phil Gregg — 22 Feb 2012 (14:12)

The Defence Academy's Centre for Defence Leadership and Management delivers education and training for Defence.

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The Defence Academy completes its Process and Organisation Review Implementation Programme

by Phil Gregg — 26 Jan 2012 (11:45)

The Defence Academy has completed a substantial change programme which is resulting in important organisational changes in the Academy and significant financial savings.

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Defence Academy Primes the Politicians

Defence Academy Primes the Politicians

by Phil Gregg — 28 May 2012 (08:01)

The Defence Academy at Shrivenham played host to 25 politicians and Members of Parliament in February for this year's Armed Forces' Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS) The AFPS was founded in 1988, the brain child of Sir Neil Thorne.

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The Defence Academy Welcomes National School of Government's International Team

by Phil Gregg — 04 Apr 2012 (08:50)

After the closure of the National School of Government, the International team has moved to the Defence Academy

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Introduction to Battlefield Technology Day

Introduction to Battlefield Technology Day

by Phil Gregg — 20 Jun 2012 (09:56)

Officer cadets from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst attended the Defence Capability Centre at the Defence Academy to take part in the Introduction to Battlefield Technology (IBT) Day.

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Visit by the Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command

Visit by the Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command

by Phil Gregg — 22 Jun 2012 (14:50)

On 24 May 2012, General Robert W Cone, Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command delivered one of the 66th Kermit Roosevelt Lecture series at the Defence Academy. The title of his address was 'Shaping the Army of 2020'.

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Defence Academy Corporate Plan

Defence Academy Corporate Plan

by Phil Gregg — 26 Jul 2012 (13:38)

The Defence Academy has published its Corporate Plan for 2012 to 2017.

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Graduation Day

Graduation Day

by Phil Gregg — 25 Sep 2012 (15:23)

On Friday 13 July 2012 Cranfield University and the Defence Academy held a Graduation Ceremony to mark the achievements of their 2012 graduands.

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2011-12 Examination Results

2011-12 Examination Results

by Phil Gregg — 26 Sep 2012 (09:28)

100% pass rate at A2 for students from Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

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World Faiths' Prayer Room Opens at Amport House

World Faiths' Prayer Room Opens at Amport House

by Phil Gregg — 19 Oct 2012 (10:08)

On Monday 24th September, the Chatham World Faiths' Prayer Room was officially opened at Amport House by the Director General of the Defence Academy, Mr Peter Watkins CBE.

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Defence Academy Prospectus

by Phil Gregg — 07 Jul 2014 (10:48)

An additional means of finding the course you want is now available.

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Walking with the Wounded Charity Dinner

Walking with the Wounded Charity Dinner

by Phil Gregg — 04 Dec 2012 (15:21)

On Wednesday 3rd October 2012 the Defence Academy played host to a unique charity fundraising dinner in aid of Walking with the Wounded.

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Defence Centre of Training Support (DCTS) to join the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 22 Nov 2012 (07:50)

DCTS will come under Command & Control (C2) of the Defence Academy on 1st November 2012.

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RCDS 2011 MA Graduation and Course Reunion

RCDS 2011 MA Graduation and Course Reunion

by Phil Gregg — 25 Jan 2013 (10:01)

The MA graduation for the RCDS 2011 intake, postponed from July owing to the Olympics, was held at the Barbican on 24 October 2012.

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Minister visits the Defence Academy

Minister visits the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 04 Mar 2013 (09:17)

On 16 January Philip Dunne, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, visited the Defence Capability Centre and the Joint Services Command and Staff College at The Defence Academy at Shrivenham.

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The Chief of Defence Staff's Reading List

The Chief of Defence Staff's Reading List

by Phil Gregg — 18 Jul 2013 (13:59)

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir David Richards, has commissioned a new list of books and articles as core reading for military professionals.

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MOD Business and Management Skills Priorities – Defence Academy Courses

MOD Business and Management Skills Priorities – Defence Academy Courses

by Phil Gregg — 04 Feb 2014 (13:10)

Further to PUS's message of 15 Apr 2013 which set out the MOD’s training priorities, the Defence Academy has produced a synopsis of courses available to you and your staff which matches these priorities.

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The Centre for Defence Leadership and Management (CDLM) achieves Full Operating Capability

by Phil Gregg — 24 Apr 2013 (11:26)

On 2 April 2013 – the day was deliberately chosen to avoid any ‘April Fools’ pranks - the Centre for Defence Leadership and Management (CDLM) celebrated achieving its Full Operating Capability.

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The Global Cyber Game: The Defence Academy Cyber Inquiry Report

by Phil Gregg — 14 May 2013 (09:39)

This report presents a synthesis of the findings of the Defence Academy Cyber Inquiry. The Inquiry was an open source research programme formed in response to a strategic research question posed by the Ministry of Defence. The report gives an overview of the Cyber Inquiry’s big-picture conclusions.

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The Defence Academy celebrates the end of the academic year 2012-13

The Defence Academy celebrates the end of the academic year 2012-13

by Phil Gregg — 16 Oct 2013 (09:45)

On 18 July 2013, the Defence Academy held the first Shrivenham campus-wide Graduation Day.

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Three Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College students obtain places at Oxford and Cambridge

Three Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College students obtain places at Oxford and Cambridge

by Phil Gregg — 12 Nov 2013 (14:33)

Staff and students at Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College were delighted to hear that three of the students from the Upper Sixth cohort have been successful in gaining the results required to attend Oxford and Cambridge.

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Training and Education opportunities

by Phil Gregg — 14 Oct 2013 (08:33)

The Defence Academy has produced two guides to highlight particular aspects of training and education opportunities.

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DESG sponsorship factsheet

by Phil Gregg — 12 Nov 2013 (09:48)

A document explaining the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Sponsorship Scheme This document provides an overview of the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Sponsorship Scheme, explains eligibility criteria and lists approved degrees.

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NATO Panel at the Defence Academy

NATO Panel at the Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 02 Dec 2013 (14:06)

NATO IST-116 "Visual Analytics" Symposium, IST-117 Workshop: Visualisation for Analysis, and IST 32nd Panel Business Meeting The NATO Information Systems Technology (IST) panel is one of six panels of the NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO) that manage a wide range of scientific research activities in support of the broader mission of NATO STO through collaboration.

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Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

by Phil Gregg — 02 Dec 2013 (14:06)

JUO Amy Potts (DSFC) gave a reading at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

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Euro ISME receives an International Award at the Berlin Security Conference

Euro ISME receives an International Award at the Berlin Security Conference

by Phil Gregg — 19 Dec 2013 (11:56)

As part of the European Awards for Citizenship, Security and Defence, the European Chapter of the International Society of Military Ethics (Euro ISME) received a special award 'Europe de la Paix'. This was awarded in recognition of its ongoing work in providing a European forum for discussing issues relating to military ethics.

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Building integrity - its role in Conflict

Building integrity - its role in Conflict

by Phil Gregg — 06 Dec 2013 (10:06)

Jackie Davies, Senior Advisor, Defence Engagement, working in the Defence Academy’s International Engagement Group (IEG), recently spoke to the UK Joint Delegation to NATO on Building Integrity and the UK and NATO’s work in this area.

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Lost for Words - The Need for Languages in UK Diplomacy and Security

by Phil Gregg — 04 Dec 2013 (16:17)

The British Academy for humanities and social sciences has recently published "Lost for Words - The Need for Languages in UK Diplomacy and Security"

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New Accommodation for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme's Thunderer Squadron

New Accommodation for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme's Thunderer Squadron

by Phil Gregg — 04 Feb 2014 (13:10)

On 3 December 2013, Director General, Defence Academy Of The United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Peter Watkins CBE, formally opened the new accommodation at the National Oceanography Centre on the Southampton University Campus.

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Defence Instructor Monitoring and Evaluation - DIME course

by Phil Gregg — 21 Jan 2014 (13:52)

2-day course for all Defence Academy personnel with the responsibility for the monitoring and evaluation of instructors, trainers, educators, facilitators, and/or Directing Staff.

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Cranfield University and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) signed a Strategic Relationship Charter on 3 February 2014.

Cranfield University and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) signed a Strategic Relationship Charter on 3 February 2014.

by Phil Gregg — 14 Mar 2014 (08:03)

The agreement sets out the principles for a closer working relationship, enhancing the benefits delivered by public investment in defence knowledge, innovation and technology.

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Storms unearth 19th century remains on MOD island

Storms unearth 19th century remains on MOD island

by Phil Gregg — 14 Apr 2014 (10:32)

Storms and flooding have revealed human remains thought to date from the 19th century on a disused MOD island in Portsmouth Harbour.

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The Defence Academy Leadership Routemap

The Defence Academy Leadership Routemap

by Phil Gregg — 01 May 2014 (08:18)

The Defence Academy Leadership Routemap aims to help defence and security people identify courses and programmes relevant to their current grade, as well as help plan their leadership development by showing them what is available at the higher grades.

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A History of UK Reserves

by Phil Gregg — 27 Mar 2014 (12:23)

Paul Lincoln, Joint Forces Command Director of Resources and Policy, describes his role as the MOD Reserves Champion and reflects on the challenges and rewards of reserve service.

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Call for Papers - Faith Seeking Understanding: The Religious Lessons of the First World War

by Phil Gregg — 03 Apr 2014 (09:41)

International Network for the Study of War and Religion in the Modern World. Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, Hampshire, 16–18 July 2014

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The Defence Centre for Languages and Culture (DCLC)

The Defence Centre for Languages and Culture (DCLC)

by Phil Gregg — 09 May 2014 (07:49)

The Ministry of Defence has re-located its language training capability, long-known as The Defence School of Languages (DSL), from Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire to the Defence Academy’s main campus at Shrivenham.

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First World War Commemorations

First World War Commemorations

by Phil Gregg — 04 Jun 2014 (07:36)

As part of the Defence Academy’s contribution to the First World War commemorations, we now have dedicated webpages focusing on the Great War.

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Defence Academy's Centre for Language and Culture welcomes Cadets from Libya

Defence Academy's Centre for Language and Culture welcomes Cadets from Libya

by Phil Gregg — 04 Jun 2014 (07:44)

The British Embassy Deputy Head of Mission, Andrew Allan, and the Colonel Omar al-Hasnawi, Director of the Department of Training congratulated and bid farewell the 6 Libyan cadets who had been selected to travel to the UK to undertake English Language Training (ELT) followed by 12 months of Initial Officer Training.

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Prestigious Scottish University joins the Defence Technical Officer and Engineer Entry Scheme (DTOEES)

Prestigious Scottish University joins the Defence Technical Officer and Engineer Entry Scheme (DTOEES)

by Phil Gregg — 13 Jun 2014 (11:55)

It has long been an aspiration of the Defence Academy of the UK to appoint a Scottish University partner to the Defence Technical Officer and Engineer Entry Scheme, and this year for the first time since its introduction in 2004, students at Welbeck – The Defence Sixth Form College can now add Strathclyde to their UCAS application.

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Ethiopian Delegation visit to Seaford House

Ethiopian Delegation visit to Seaford House

by Phil Gregg — 24 Jun 2014 (12:17)

Representatives from the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) visited the UK for one week in May to learn about the UK experience of Civil Service Reform and HR Management.

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Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Defence Personnel Welfare and Veterans visit to Welbeck

Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Defence Personnel Welfare and Veterans visit to Welbeck

by Phil Gregg — 30 Jun 2014 (07:46)

On Monday 9th June Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe and Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Defence Personnel Welfare and Veterans, visited Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College.

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Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College achieves excellence in Inspection Report

by Phil Gregg — 13 Jun 2014 (12:05)

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) published its Integrated Inspection report for Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College on Tuesday 10 June 2014.

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HCSC Staff visit to Oman

HCSC Staff visit to Oman

by Phil Gregg — 14 Jul 2014 (09:41)

Between 11 and 15 May a small team from the Higher Command and Staff Course staff travelled to Oman to assist in the delivery of the first ever Omani National Defence Course.

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Visit by a delegation from the Japanese Joint Staff College

Visit by a delegation from the Japanese Joint Staff College

by Phil Gregg — 30 Jul 2014 (08:01)

VAdm Ito, Comdt of the Japanese Joint Staff college, along with a delegation of 32 tri-service students, visited the Defence Academy on Monday 16 June 14. This visit was part of a UK study tour also visiting MOD, JFC, PJHQ and JHC.

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Prize Giving and Annual General Inspection

Prize Giving and Annual General Inspection

by Phil Gregg — 27 Aug 2014 (11:35)

On Saturday 5 July 2014 the Principal of Welbeck, Mr Peter Middleton, welcomed over 1300 visitors for the Annual Prize Giving and General Inspection. The event is the most prestigious in the College calendar and marks the culmination of the year and the Graduation of the Upper Sixth Students.

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Defence College students get a taste of the Royal Navy

Defence College students get a taste of the Royal Navy

by Phil Gregg — 04 Sep 2014 (07:42)

Students from the Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College have paid a visit to the Service in the South West to get an insight into their future careers.

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Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College outperforms national trend

Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College outperforms national trend

by Phil Gregg — 18 Sep 2014 (07:41)

The students from Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College have achieved some outstanding A-level results, with 25% achieving 3 A grades or better.

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A New Era for Defence Trainers and Defence Accreditation

A New Era for Defence Trainers and Defence Accreditation

by Phil Gregg — 22 Sep 2014 (13:06)

Mr Colin Evans, the 2* Operations Director, Defence Academy, presented the first Defence Awarding Organisation (DAO) Level 3 Award in Education and Training certificates to students completing the new Defence Train the Trainer (Version 2) (DTTT v2), course, which is integral to the Defence Trainer Capability (DTC) suite of courses.

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Defence Academy welcomes its new Apprentices

Defence Academy welcomes its new Apprentices

by Phil Gregg — 02 Oct 2014 (16:02)

On 15th September, Phoebe Paddock and Ian Jeffrey joined the Defence Academy as part of a two year Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship (CSFTAS). The CSFTAS programme gives talented school leavers the opportunity to work in government, allowing them to progress through a structured training programme. Apprentices develop a range of skills and at the end of the scheme they are able to apply for graduate career jobs across the Civil Service.

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Vice Admiral Duncan Potts takes over as Director General Joint Force Development & Defence Academy

Vice Admiral Duncan Potts takes over as Director General Joint Force Development & Defence Academy

by Phil Gregg — 22 Sep 2014 (13:07)

Rear Admiral James Morse hands over to Vice Admiral Duncan Potts on Friday 19 September 2014

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COMEC Conference 2014

COMEC Conference 2014

by Phil Gregg — 02 Oct 2014 (16:09)

On 3 – 5 September 2014 The Defence Academy hosted the annual COMEC AGM and Conference. Over the 3 days members of the military, academics and individuals from industry came together to debate and share ideas on 'Technology, Information and the Human dimension in Defence'.

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