James Thewlis


WO2 Thewlis enlisted into the ARA in 2003 and has spent his career to date predominantly in RAA units and training establishments and is currently posted to 20 REGT, RAA. 


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Break In

Leadership in the Malayan campaign

What leadership failures (amongst other battlefield friction) led to the largest capitulation in British military history, resulting in some 90,000 Allied troops, the majority being Australian, British and Indian, destined to spend the remainder of WW2 in brutal captivity?

By James Thewlis