British Armed Forces launch front line blogs from Afghanistan

Need to run out in a moment or two so excuse the brevity of the post, but I’ve just been helpfully pointed in the direction of a press release on military blogging:

‘British forces in Afghanistan have launched their first-ever mass blogging initiative, with dozens of personnel writing from the frontline on the Army, Navy and RAF websites.’

“We want more people back home to know what it is our men and women are doing in Afghanistan,” said Lt Col Carr-Smith. “And who better to tell those stories than the men and women themselves who [are] at the forefront of our effort, who operate in very demanding conditions with extremely difficult jobs.”

These blogs have already been available online for a few weeks now, but this is the official launch.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to this later this afternoon because I do have just one or two thoughts on the initiative.