Iain Baker

A 'pushing 40' life long gamer, reader, writer, film buff and amateur war historian. Loud and proud member of the 'The Oregon Trail Generation - the first gamer generation.' 

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In Defence of the Tank # 4: WW2 - Part 1
7 months ago
In the last article we explored tanks and armoured warfare in the First World War. We also explored the first anti-armour weapons and tactics. Tank technology developed rapidly in the inter war years,...
A Comedy of Errors in the British Army UOTC: Part 6
8 months ago
So Christmas of ’98 came and went. My face went back to its normal size and shape after the ‘jaw-gate’ incident. I had a wire in my jaw, but it wasn’t wired shut, so I could carry on pretty much norma...
A Comedy of Errors in the British Army UOTC, Part 5
8 months ago
Our next major training weekend with the WUOTC was back in the Brecon Beacons, in the middle of December. As this was in Wales you can imagine it was very cold, and very very wet. If memory serves thi...
A Comedy of Errors in the British Army UOTC, Part 4
8 months ago
A few more mid-week ‘training’ evenings came and went, where we were judged on our uniform and practiced yet more ‘delicious’ drills. The most interesting thing that happened was at one of the post-ev...
A Comedy of Errors in the British Army UOTC, Part 3
8 months ago
After our weekend in Cardiff, we had our first regular mid-week training evening at the TA centre. 'Great' I thought. 'Finally we will start to learn something useful.' 'But what will we be learning?'...
A Comedy of Errors in the British Army UOTC, Part 2
8 months ago
So I had passed the UOTC’s selection process, which at the time I felt quite proud of. The next weekend we were shipped off to Cardiff to get our kit, have our medicals and…er….sit around and not do a...