Conference – Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty

Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty An International Conference to be held at the RAF Museum London Organised in conjunction with the Air Power Studies Research Group, King’s College London at the Joint Services Command and Staff College 29 September 2017 Over the past two decades, airpower has become the “Western way of war” … Continue reading Conference – Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty

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RAF Museum Academic Prizes for 2017

I am pleased to announce that for the second year running the RAF Museum is sponsoring a series of academic prizes to reward high-quality research in the field of air power studies broadly defined. The prizes consist of an award for the best undergraduate and Masters prize respectively and a bursary to support a PhD … Continue reading RAF Museum Academic Prizes for 2017

From Balloons to Drones – Call for Contributors

Editorial Note: One of these reason that there have been a lack of updates to my own website is that last year I started a new website devoted to the study of air power. From Balloons to Drones is an online platform that seeks to provide analysis and debate about air power history, theory, and … Continue reading From Balloons to Drones – Call for Contributors

2017 RAF Museum Research Programme

It has taken a while to finalise the details but here is the 2017 Research Programme for the RAF Museum. We have a great series of lectures with speakers from around the globe with a wide variety of subjects and themes being explored. You can download a copy of the programme here. Please note that … Continue reading 2017 RAF Museum Research Programme

2016 in Review

Under the trove of popular works published about military aviation – some of which are splendid – there have been a couple of significant works published in 2016 that have added to the field of air power studies. First up is Matthew Powell’s The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1940-1943. While I have yet … Continue reading 2016 in Review

What Value Writing?

I have just started working on an aspect of one of my next major research projects, which is about the culture, ethos and ethics of the Royal Australian Air Force. Specifically, I have started mapping the contributions that RAAF personnel have made to the Australian Defence Force Journal since its establishment in 1976. In short, … Continue reading What Value Writing?

Conference – Air Power: Now and the Future

Air Power: Now and the Future An International Conference Organised by the RAF Museum and the Royal Aeronautical Society 29 and 30 September 2016 "Air power has offered the UK tremendous utility over the last 100 years; I do not see that changing, in fact, I think it is only going to increase further". Air … Continue reading Conference – Air Power: Now and the Future

Call for Papers – Air Power: Now and the Future – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Call for Papers Air Power: Now and the Future A Conference organised by the Royal Air Force Museum and the Royal Aeronautical Society 29-30 September 2016 Air power has offered the UK tremendous utility over the last 100 years; I do not see that changing, in fact, I think it is only going to increase … Continue reading Call for Papers – Air Power: Now and the Future – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Acquisitions

Hew Strachan, The Direction of War: Contemporary Strategy in Historical Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Pres, 2013). Only one book this week but an important one that was purchased at the CUP bookshop on a visit to Cambridge; well who can say no when it was discounted. As Strachan noted in his acknowledgments, this book is … Continue reading Acquisitions

PhD Opportunity at the University of Glasgow

It is not very often that you hear about a funded Ph.D. opportunity in the field of air power history. As such, it would be remiss of me not to share it with the wider world. The details were passed on to me by Dr Phillips O’Brien at the University of Glasgow, and the project … Continue reading PhD Opportunity at the University of Glasgow