So, in the end i did it, and finally started a blog. My first blog, and a blog revolving around one of my very favorite subjects, the British Armed Forces. This blog will now become the place where i share my thoughts, ramblings, and the news on which i manage to get my greedy hands on. Because every novelty about the British Armed Forces, i must know.
I think a foreword about myself is a must, because i guess that, to most people, i'll seem like a weird case. And they are totally right at thinking it. I'm italian, i've never (yet) been in the UK, yet i consider Great Britain my second homeland. My passion for the british armed forces dates back to when i was 8 if not younger, which means it is now at least 13 years that i follow every event closely.
How did it begin? Well, with the Spitfire, of course. A legend not just in the UK, but pretty much everywhere. I bet there are even little chinese kids who have dreamed at least once to be a Spitfire pilot after hearing of the Battle of England.
My passion did continue with the Lancaster, and even more so with the "Wooden Wonder" the Mossie, with the Bren, the Sten, HMS Warspite and HMS Illustrious, and it was a love and interest that expanded steadily, from the 25 pdr gun to the Sherman Firefly, from HMS Vengeance to the Tornado GR4, and it went even backwards, past the Dreadnoughts and into the 800' with HMS Victory, Nelson, Wellington and the Redcoats, the Grasshoppers and the dragoon cavalry charging down the hill of Waterloo.
It is a burning passion and a never-ending interest, from the Royal Navy to the Army to the RAF, from the SAS to the Royal Marines.
It is a passion often painful in these times of cuts and capabilities being gapped. But this does not make the passion any weaker.
And so here is my Blog, a place where to share my passion, and the knowledge i've built up in these years. I hope you'll find interesting data in here, and why not, interesting ideas and proposals to discuss about. This is my sincere Welcome to everyone, and I hope you will enjoy your visit here. Feel free to comment and discuss and contribute, it'll only make me happier.
And yes. This place is still kind of being built. So expect modifications and new things to pop up with time.