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Ex-British Paratrooper and history fanatic Bruce Crompton is on a mission and he believes the amazing deeds of forgotten war heroes can help him. Due to the ongoing pandemic, museums all around the world are in danger of closing. If that happens the history contained within them will be lost from the public forever. In this series, inspired by unique museum items and personal artefacts, Bruce narrates incredible tales from the Second World War. He hopes that by telling these true stories, re ...
 
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IN THE NEWS: RIP "RUMMY"; Field refutes SECDEF's denial of CRT in the military; The Joint Chief Chair and the search for 'white rage'; The other racial extremist; US troops don't seek extremist content; Rep Crenshaw's woke whistleblowers; Capitol Police using DoD tech to spy on Americans; US sneaks out of Bagram Air Base; And The Onion called it!; …
 
Relive or experience for the first time that day The Digression Podcast went live as we revisit our first episode...the story of RAF Alconbury's Hard Stand Monster. This episode kicked off with just a handful of listeners, but it's now a top Google search result. It's also our second most downloaded episode. Looking back, it may have started off a …
 
IN THE NEWS: Lotsa "woke"; Military Training Instructor calls home; The bigger picture around the Pentagon's anti-extremism moves; What you need to know about Biden's National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism; Department of Defense doubles down on diversity, inclusion, and equity in the ranks; Diversity essential to national defense; Affi…
 
This is the story of a young Korean man, Yang Kyongjong, who was pressed into military service for the Japanese army to fight the Russians in Manchuria. Captured by the Russians, he had spent a year in a labor camp when the German invasion of Russia saw him pressed into a Russian army uniform facing off against the Wehrmacht. Captured again, he was…
 
IN THE NEWS: Social distancing on Mount Everest; Netanyahu says 'no' to Biden; Space Force whistleblower with a book; Vandy is newest Space Force Base; Justice Thomas rags on Feres Doctrine; Pentagon trolling social media; CENTCOM begins Afghanistan drawdown and worries about the vacuum; UFOs are everywhere; U2 talks to F22 and F35; Contractors sel…
 
Detonating a thermonuclear weapon on the moon? It sounds like the devious scheme of a deranged comic-book villain and not a project initiated inside the United States government! But in 1958, as the Cold War space race was heating up, the U.S. Air Force set out to do just that! Code-named "Project A119," it was the U.S. attempt to reclaim the initi…
 
The "Go-To" Service; Space Systems Command finds a home; Colorado jumps the gun; The real Space Force update; SECDEF defines extremism; Still not leaving Afghanistan; Pentagon touts transgender docs; military not ready; Why does God need a starship?; ACC's new alignment is old news; Disney (did not) help Thunderbirds create new airshow; Avenger dit…
 
Regular listeners of the show know we like strange tales (and alliteration), so for our 50th episode, we thought we'd have a little fun with some military murders that just don't add up. Fair warning! This episode contains some dark humor. So, what caused the untimely deaths of Lt Paul Whipkey, SPC Chad Langford, Lt Kirk Vanderbur, Col James Sabow,…
 
Ryan Kern is a former news anchor and reporter for a Nevada NBC affiliate. Now, as an independent journalist, he is the host/reporter/producer of the Finding Faces podcast. “Finding Faces: The Search for the Missing Pictures of Fallen Vietnam Heroes” is about the hunt for photos of servicemen who did not return home from Vietnam. In 2001, the Vietn…
 
In early February, in the aftermath of the January 6th Capitol “riot,” Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, ordered a 60-day stand-down within all the military branches in order to address extremism in the ranks. Despite an October 2020 Pentagon report commissioned by Congress that concluded extremist views were not widespread and identified "a low …
 
IN THE NEWS: Grandpa Doc; Biden Trips; Space Force growing Techs; SFJROTC; GAO gets in on Space Command HQ relo; UFO report coming due; Space Force NATSEC Nip Slip; National Guard D.C. extension; And we're staying in Afghanistan; Generals acting badly; Where are the cars and buildings we bought in Afghanistan?; Iran satellite psyche-out; A new LGBT…
 
In 1812, the United States government tried to annex Spanish East Florida by a combination of covert action and direct invasion. Then the plan went horribly wrong. The “Patriots' War'” in Spanish East Florida during 1812-13 was an early example of a military disaster caused by a secret, flawed political policy. The characteristics of this fiasco be…
 
IN THE NEWS: Mike saves Tiger; Space takes a back seat; Trump; Paski mocks Space Force; Floaty Bois; IG probes Space Force relo; Trump; Capitol fence ain't going away any time soon; The National Guard may not either; Biden's Three Stooges Syria Solution; 'American is Back' like it was before; Trump; We ain't leaving Afghanistan; or Iraq; Trump brin…
 
To the mysteries of the sky add the case of the U.S. Navy blimp L-8. Since the dawn of aviation, aircraft have flown into the clouds never to be seen again. The L-8 disappeared into the clouds all right, but when she reappeared and eventually came back down to earth, she was missing her crew! During WWII, the L-8 patrolled the California coast near…
 
We were right about COVID; Space Force is here to stay; Star Gate; Alabama wins Space Force; The Cyber Force?; A General understatement; Specialists; Lockheed to the rescue for $5B; Space Force season 2; Biden locked out; National Guard parked in the garage; "Let them eat cookies"; Extremists in the Guard; 404-1776 Commission Report; Waiver for new…
 
On April 10, 1963, the USS Thresher, the lead boat of her class of nuclear-powered submarines, went down with all hands 220-miles off the coast of Cape Cod. It was the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. naval history. The loss of the Thresher was never fully explained and the Navy never released the report on the its sinking. That is, until a ret…
 
IN THE NEWS: Farewell Caroline Creech; Space Force "Guardians"; Be Like Star Trek; Space Force wins first international tournament; Yolo, PS5 > letters of discipline; Is unclaimed money waiting for you?; Ghosts in the wires; Smaller paychecks for GI's; BMI is bad; The Galactic Federation is watching; USAF shopping for flying cars; Told you: Army ha…
 
Former Special Forces Operative (and star of Channel 4's SAS Who Dares Wins) Jason Fox joins Bruce along with Royal Marines Colonel Nik Cavill to tell the story of this remarkable Commando Raid that started on Boxing Day 1941 Summary On the 27th December, 1941, in a small island town in the north Norwegian fjords, a German soldier crunched through …
 
Merry Christmas! For 69-years the US Air Force has performed what has become the oldest continuing Department of Defense mission and the longest-running humanitarian airlift in the world. Every year, the multinational Operation Christmas Drop brings school supplies, clothing, rice, fishing equipment, and toys to more than 50 remote Pacific islands …
 
IN THE NEWS: Spotify's #1 Podcast; Space Force has new Chiefs; China rivalry; Missile warnings; Vets in Congress at all-time low; Gen Mattis doesn't get it; Military's biggest AI challenge; DISA did Teams; Pandemic stirs bio-attack worries; Nasa says mystery object is not an asteroid; C130s to influence election runoff?; Old soldier aids terrorists…
 
Seven and a half hours into their training mission, Major Howard Richardson and his Boeing B-47B Stratojet flight crew finally began to relax after an evening of deploying electronic counter-measures and chaff to evade prowling North American F-86 fighters. The sky was clear and the moon was full. Heading south at 35,000 feet and 495 mph over Hampt…
 
On June 6th 1944 a band of US Army Rangers undertook one of the second world war’s most daring missions. Ahead of the main D Day landings, under ferocious fire, they had to land on an exposed beach, scale a 100ft cliff before attacking a well armed and heavily defended German force. Against overwhelming numbers their mission was to silence the huge…
 
IN THE NEWS: Podcaster Stories; Space command gets a home; Space policy czar; Schriever Exercise; Space warfare and the secret X-37B space plane; Robots or Astronauts?; Space Force boot camp; International Space Station turns 20; DOD leaders acting like douchebags; Exercise in USFK; Welcome home troops; Like father, like son in the AOR; The United …
 
On the night of the 10th November 1941 two submarines stealthily left the harbour at Alexandria and headed for Northern Libya. On board were 53 Commandos and 6 Special Boat Service operatives. Underway was one of the most audacious missions of the entire Second World War - a secret attempt to assassinate Hitler’s top General - Erwin Rommel. If they…
 
This weeks guest and long time friend is SOC-P Greg Thompson. We talk about politics the current election state of the world. He came out with a new product called the sling fanny pack we talk about it in depth and some of his other products. Greg runs SOCP special operations combative programs. socp.info/ Instagram @socp_solutions Training equipme…
 
When legendary footballer Walter Tull joins the army in the First World War he becomes the first black British officer to lead white men into battle and is mentioned in dispatches for a dangerous raid in Italy. He suffers shell shock, trench fever, is gassed, faces flame throwers and finally German stormtroopers in the battle of the Somme. In this …
 
I was recently on Life or Death podcast with former SAS Chris Ryan. I talk about my time clearing the caves of Tora Bora in search of Osama bin Laden, my solo mission tracking down the last man who knew of his location, and what it's like going into combat sat on the edge of a MH-6 Little Bird helicopter. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-…
 
In 1968, Chief Master Sergeant Richard "Dick Etchberger was part of a covert CIA and USAF team working out of a small radar site on a remote mountain in Laos called Lima Site 85. He was part of a highly-classified operation called "Project Heavy Green." At this time, Laos was a neutral country, so it was illegal for either the United States or Nort…
 
On the freezing night of December 20th 1944 men of the US 82nd Airborne, 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment fought head-on with a deadly SS Panzer Group that vastly outgunned them. This little known battle, which raged for nearly 2 days, would prove to be a pivotal turning point in the Second World War. This is the story of just 5 soldiers from a comp…
 
This weeks guest, part 2 of 2 is a longtime friend and lawyer. Generally speaking most gun owners are naïve of the law. Innocent folks think they did nothing wrong so they could just say it like it is. However this may not set you up for success later for your legal case. In this podcast will discuss how to set yourself up for success if you find y…
 
In almost complete darkness, on the 27th February 1942, 120 men from the newly formed Parachute Regiment, went on a bold mission - to steal technology from a new German Radar installation that was causing heavy losses on Allied aircraft. This is the true story of 7 of the men who took part in that sensational operation. Sadly, not all of them would…
 
This weeks guest, part 1 of 2 is a longtime friend and lawyer. Generally speaking most gun owners are naïve of the law. Innocent folks think they did nothing wrong so they could just say it like it is. However this may not set you up for success later for your legal case. In this podcast will discuss how to set yourself up for success if you find y…
 
He's the most famous sniper you’ve probably never heard of. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II was a Marine Scout Sniper who served two tours in Vietnam, first in 1966 and returning in 1969. Until the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq he held the record for the most confirmed kills in the United States military. During the course of his two t…
 
On the cold evening of the 20th of December 1943 over 650 Allied planes took off from their bases in England and headed for Frankfurt on what they hoped would be a decisive blow against Nazi Germany. But for one crew in particular this sortie would become a desperate fight for survival from which not all of them would return. This is the remarkable…
 
This weeks guest is my friend Ken and we talk about the first presidential debate. We try to cover what was good, what was bad and what we thought overall. We try to talk about each one of the questions, the format and the moderator. Overall I can’t believe what a shit show the debate was. The world is a crazy crazy place.…
 
IN THE NEWS: You're fired!; Space Force deploys; Charlie Brown in TIME's 100; Training for the new Cold War; What's old is new again; Nellis leads the way; Army's new A.I., sorta, not really; Three big Army deployments! What could it mean?; Beetle Bailey turns 70; The Navy has a real pirate ship; Big new mission for the Carl Vinson; Marines reshape…
 
This weeks guest and part 2 of 2 is a friend and a judge. We talk about the supreme court and the death of Ruth Ginsberg. I get to ask him all the questions that you wouldn’t normally get to ask a judge. We talk about world affairs, the state of our judicial system and politics of course. I always say the world is crazy crazy place, we get to discu…
 
Chief Master Sergeant Juan Lewis served 28-years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring from active service. During his career, the former Services troop held many key billets on Joint Task Forces, NATO, and as the Wing Command Chief on several bases. He was given the moniker, the "Fired-Up Chief," by the Airmen he led due to his passion to serve an…
 
This weeks guest and part 1 of 2 is a friend and a judge. We talk about the supreme court and the death of Ruth Ginsberg. I get to ask him all the questions that you wouldn’t normally get to ask a judge. We talk about world affairs, the state of our judicial system and politics of course. I always say the world is crazy crazy place, we get to discu…
 
The U.S. Army's Fort Hood is on track to have the biggest year yet in soldier deaths due to accidents, illness, suicide, and murder! The Texas military installation, on which Army psychiatrist Maj Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and injured 32 others in a 2009 mass shooting, has seen more than its share of bloodshed. In 2014, five years after Hasan’s …
 
Produced in glorious 3D audio, Bruce Crompton tells amazing true war stories taken from museum collections in order to help safeguard the nation's historical treasures before they are lost from the public forever. For the ultimate, immersive experience please wear headphones. Series launching 16th October. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-…
 
Part 2 of 2. This weeks guest is repeat offender Greg Thompson. We talk about this internet phenomenon called retention shooting. We are expanding this conversation beyond what you normally see in these type of short internet videos. Greg runs SOCP special operations combative programs. socp.info/ Instagram @socp_solutions Training equipment/ TXcom…
 
What drives military members to murder? Maybe it's the violent nature of the work; or some childhood trauma; or a psychological disorder; or maybe they're just bad people. Maybe it's all of these things or a combination or none of them. The truth is we often don't know what compels someone to kill. If you're looking for answers, you're not going to…
 
This weeks guest is repeat offender Greg Thompson. We talk about this internet phenomenon called retention shooting. We are expanding this conversation beyond what you normally see in these type of short internet videos. Greg runs SOCP special operations combative programs. socp.info/ Instagram @socp_solutions Training equipment/ TXcombatives.com…
 
Part 2 of Politics. This weeks guest is repeat offender and friend Ken. He works in the tech industry and has lives in California for a long time. We talk about the election, politics and the world in general. I always say the world is a strange place we talk about how actually strange it is. But mostly we complain about how messed up the world rea…
 
IN THE NEWS: 'Sup with the Space Force motto?; A Space Force second; House wants Navy ranks in Space Force; Poland is the new Germany; F-16s moving out; Beirut blast; U.S. military delivers; Pentagon shuts down has-been colonels; Chinese military told to stand-down; Space X Splashdown; New UFO task force; Air Force helicopter takes fire over Virgin…
 
This weeks guest is repeat offender and friend Ken. He works in the tech industry and has lives in California for a long time. We talk about the election, politics and the world in general. I always say the world is a strange place we talk about how actually strange it is. But mostly we complain about how messed up the world really is. This is part…
 
Ever since the American occupation of the Marianas, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, the main Japanese islands had been under constant bombardment by long-range bombers of the United States. The city of Tokyo and many other cities on the Japanese mainland were leveled by day-and-night firebomb raids. As Italy and Germany had already done, Japan was paying th…
 
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