On Monday evening, along with a range of community representatives, I attended a preview of the Army Engagement Team’s latest presentation.
I’d seen the previous version, and like every one there thought the new presentation an improvement. We were asked to give our impressions. I’ve the feeling that I was perhaps a touch too critical of some aspects of the presentation.
For the presentation, entitled ‘The British Army Today,’ to cover all that the Army is and does, means that the presentation isn’t brief. I suggested it should be more modular, enabling it to be modified to the likely variety of audiences, and purposes. I’ve set myself a task of writing a critique that’s a touch more positive than I was able to say in words. I’ll use Kipling’s ‘Six Serving Men’ to help me.
I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
From The Elephant’s Child, by Rudyard Kipling.