James is a British
of military theory,
and sea power.
To understand the value of studying history is to firstly understand that the experiences of the past are a vast repository of wisdom that the modern thinker can immerse themselves in, to gain insights and perspectives on both the process and the possible solutions that have been used before while being a part of a intellectual forum that equally includes practitioners, that are exploring strategy and decisions for today and tomorrow. Some historians like Sir Julian Corbett, and Captain Mahan were futurists, following Professor Laughton’s teachings to study history while looking to the here, now and future.
/ Academic Research
Master of Research.
PhD in progress.
Ten years of research.
One interrelated project.
The ability to nurture intellectual discussion, continually prod navies to progress and tackle the many challenges of today and tomorrow often forgets that the organisational environment, command and control, administration and the higher organisation of defence is undoubtedly been a factor in the fighting effectiveness and efficiency of many navies, particularly the Royal Navy and United States Navy let alone the on going devlopment of naval theory. We should not overlook these factors when studying perspectives on the past while at the same time planning future direction.
Research scrutinises and comprehensively details the process of the abolition of the British Admiralty including the short and long term impact and influence on the Royal Navy.
/ INTEREST AREAS
Naval Wargaming for modern defence and historical study. Digital programs and physical models.
3D rendering of warships past and present as a tool for research.
Encouraging the recording, preservation and study of post-1945 naval and maritime history. Post 1945-Naval history matters!
A special long term investigation offering up perspective and insight into previously unaired or selectively avoided discussion of command and control on what was a naval operation.
In 2016 under permission from Prof A Lambert, I reformed the Laughton Naval History Unit’s [Kings College London] online and offline presence such as new websites, social media and other outputs.