Defence attachés welcomed to Defence Academy

A group of personnel stood in a semi-circle surrounded by overhead international flags.

Defence attachés (DAs) from 37 nations visited Shrivenham last week to learn about the Defence Academy, its capabilities and courses.

The annual Defence Attaché Away Day, held this year on 21 February, is an opportunity for DAs to gain insight to the UK approach to professional defence and security education (PDSE) and to help shape future opportunities for bi-lateral and multi-lateral educational and training co-operation.

From Albania to Vietnam, this year’s defence attachés represented countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia, India and Pakistan.

The defence attachés were welcomed by the Deputy Commandant, Air Commodore Hamish Cormack, who gave an introduction to the Defence Academy and explained its innovative approach .

The participants then heard a series of lectures and presentations at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) and the Defence College for Military Capability Integration (DCMCI), including an overview of the academic relationship with Cranfield University.

There was also the opportunity to view the wide range of military equipment from many nations in the DCMCI Tech Hub.