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Camp Bastion: logistics the issue not military campaign

After reading Andrew Wood's letter regarding the Camp Bastion paper in Civil Engineering Proceedings, I'd like to add my own comments.

Although I am not a fan of the military either, I found the paper by far the most interesting thing in the magazine, and I enjoyed reading about how they tackled all the same issues that we have within our profession. These included not only achieving the budget – despite logistics problems and a short construction period – but also workforce training issues and the use of innovative construction techniques.

I also think that as we are an under-resourced industry, it would be unwise to sideline ourselves from the military engineering profession as, one day, some of their engineers may wish to work in our 'civilian' engineering profession. I therefore fully support the use of my subscription to report on such engineering projects.

 JONATHAN COPNALL, Congleton, Cheshire,

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