Gaining a perspective on UK defence matters

Writing about achieving the 1 million page views I bemoaned the demise of some long term blogs.

I was particularly thinking of the Think Defence blog, in which the author said,

After a decade, am calling time on Think Defence and shutting up shop. Think Defence has always been a one man band and that man has other things like work, grandkids and lots of other projects to absorb his time, my time.

I like to read a smattering of opinions on defence, and matters military. What choices have I to replace this website? Timely, the UK Defence Journal has listed a wide arrange of alternatives, which I’ll be working through to make my selection.

While not urgent, the choice is important as the UK Defence Journal recently had over a month of not updating its website – though it’s Facebook site was updated. My preference is always for a website over Facebook.

Meanwhile, here are some websites listed by the UK Defence Journal,

Lots more to choose from, and many contain terrific photos.

An independent source of of news on UK defence matters

The UK Defence Journal website provides an impartial news source on all things related to UK defence – sea, air, and land.

uk-defence-journalIt’s value as a news source is it’s objectivity and professionalism, a useful counter to the more sensationalist articles appearing in the press, online and TV based media.

Particularly useful is their reporting countering the view that the new Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will come into service without aircraft – see HERE, and HERE. [Click on image to link to the website].