'Soldiers must not forget how to read maps ... Commander of the Field Army has said' according to The Daily Telegraph Defence Correspondent in an article on Saturday 5 December. "The big 'what if' is, if we lose that satellite, lose that geo-locating device, if we lose our communication system, how do we operate?" 'Other senior commanders are ... worried that some [officer] cadets are turning up for military training without "basic skills" such as map reading.' But CFA is reported as saying: 'The military [is] actively looking at "how we start to balance out those traditional skills - map reading - with modern techniques that don't require you to use a map". ... It [is] a delicate balancing act and ... the Army [can] not "remain stuck in the past".' Link to copy of article.
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