Author: Dougie Richardson

  • Rust


    Picked up a book, Programming Rust (2nd Edition) by Jim Blandy, and have been working through it over the holidays (non-stop party here). Published in late 2021, it’s surprising how much of the code doesn’t work and it isn’t encouraging to spend half an hour searching for solutions to an early worked example. Nothing in…

  • Resettling: Location

    Resettling: Location

    Army Aviation can be very stable. With three major units in one location, many settle in Mid Suffolk. Indeed it gave my children enough stability that they settled there but I wanted to come back to Scotland. There were some practical reasons (better facilities, public transport, and less need to drive everywhere) and some personal…

  • Resettlement


    Everyone’s experience of leaving the Forces is different. For me it would have been better called “upheaval” than resettlement. Four months after assignment to 1 UK Civ Div, and the first leave I’ve had this year, I had time to make some observations.