The 'Eeles Memorandum': A Timeless Study of Professional Military Education

Paget, Steven (2021) The 'Eeles Memorandum': A Timeless Study of Professional Military Education. Air and Space Power Review, 21 (1). pp. 6-13. ISSN 2634-0968

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Examinations of historical examples are an important element of the professional military education debate and demonstrate the enduring nature of some of the necessary considerations. Air Commodore Henry Eeles, the Commandant of Royal Air Force (RAF) College Cranwell between August 1952 and April 1956, wrote a prescient report in 1955. The military, political and social changes that were occurring have some parallels to the contemporary context, including expectations about access to higher education and the introduction of new technology, which was viewed as leading to an era of so-called ‘push button warfare’. Eeles was also cognisant of issues such as balance, time and life-long learning that are just as pertinent today as in 1955. The context and content of the report has ensured it has enduring relevance of the RAF.

Keywords:Professional Military Education, Royal Air Force
Subjects:L Social studies > L252 War & Peace studies
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
L Social studies > L251 Strategic studies
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:47437
Deposited On:29 Mar 2022 10:59

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