RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – The Development of RAF Air Power Doctrine, 1999-2013

On 10 November, Dr Viktoriya Fedorchak will explore the recent development of RAF air power doctrine. TALK OUTLINE In the recent two decades, military doctrine has returned into the strategic discourse of the British Armed Forces. Much of attention was paid to the role of doctrine in the reorganisation of the Army regarding Bagnall’s reform. … Continue reading RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – The Development of RAF Air Power Doctrine, 1999-2013

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Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History 2011

I had some good news today. I heard that my paper, part of a panel proposal entitled 'A New (?) Way of War: Reflections on the 100th Anniversary of the Airplane‟s Wartime Debut', had been excepted for this years Society for Military History conference. I am very pleased as this is a major international conference … Continue reading Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History 2011

Some Concluding thoughts…

Here are some of my general thoughts on the effectiveness of the RAF during the raid on Dieppe. If I was to pull out one general point it would be that unlike what Mountbatten argued i.e that Dieppe provided vital lessons for OVERLORD, for the RAF Dieppe is one pillar of development that feeds in … Continue reading Some Concluding thoughts…

Air Power and Planning Operation RUTTER/JUBILEE

Just another section from my thesis. This time it deals with some of the issues thrown up during the planning for Dieppe. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The genesis of Operation JUBILEE lay in a decision on 14 June 1940 to appoint Lieutenant-General Alan Bourne as ‘Commander of Raiding Operations on coasts in enemy occupation and Advisor to the … Continue reading Air Power and Planning Operation RUTTER/JUBILEE

11th Armoured Division in Normandy

This another one of these pieces from my undergraduate days. An interesting piece which shows the need that Second World War historiography needs to start examinining the operational and tactical level of operation more closely. This has started for the First World War but now needs to begin for the second. I found it on … Continue reading 11th Armoured Division in Normandy