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  • Britain/France To Pool Military Resources

    I guess in this post cold-war world there is little economic sense in individual nations maintaining the same level of investment in military hardware.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...-Liam-Fox.html

    "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."


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  • #2
    How times change...
    "Everyone's for a free Tibet, but no one's for freeing Tibet." -Mark Steyn. What an IMO-centric quote, eh?

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    • #3
      It is probably doable with TPT and LOG assets, but I don't think it is possible with armed assets; the 2 countries foreign policies are too different.
      That is why they are not going forward with the aircraft carriers; they are the ultimate foreign policy (military) tools.
      "On the plains of hesitation, bleach the bones of countless millions, who on the very dawn of victory, laid down to rest, and in resting died.

      Never give up!!"

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      • #4
        2 different languages - all the computers, signage etc etc

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DeV View Post
          2 different languages - all the computers, signage etc etc
          Not a showstopper; we buy German, Isreali etc gear and it is not a problem.
          "On the plains of hesitation, bleach the bones of countless millions, who on the very dawn of victory, laid down to rest, and in resting died.

          Never give up!!"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jungle View Post
            Not a showstopper; we buy German, Isreali etc gear and it is not a problem.
            Not to mention you have military units that operate in different languages.
            "Everyone's for a free Tibet, but no one's for freeing Tibet." -Mark Steyn. What an IMO-centric quote, eh?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by faughanballagh View Post
              Not to mention you have military units that operate in different languages.
              Yeah... We could show the Brits and French how to operate in a bilingual environment !!
              "On the plains of hesitation, bleach the bones of countless millions, who on the very dawn of victory, laid down to rest, and in resting died.

              Never give up!!"

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              • #8
                i think the whole thing is arse anyhow, but it would be alot more palatable as a 3some with the Canadians onboard.

                i don't trust the French and certainly wouldn't want to share a trench with one, although Canadians are always welcome (so long as they only speak English!).
                RGJ

                ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                The Rifles

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                  Canadians are always welcome (so long as they only speak English!).
                  What's the matter dude, you don't like us "spies" ??
                  "On the plains of hesitation, bleach the bones of countless millions, who on the very dawn of victory, laid down to rest, and in resting died.

                  Never give up!!"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jungle View Post
                    Not a showstopper; we buy German, Isreali etc gear and it is not a problem.


                    Originally posted by faughanballagh View Post
                    Not to mention you have military units that operate in different languages.
                    Not sharing the same equipment, it would be like having a tank were one day the crew is British and the next they are French, all dials, instructions, signs, information on computers etc would have to be in 2 languages

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DeV View Post
                      Not sharing the same equipment, it would be like having a tank were one day the crew is British and the next they are French, all dials, instructions, signs, information on computers etc would have to be in 2 languages
                      ever been to Canada Kermit? EVERYTHING with a label on it is done in English AND French.

                      they seem to pull it off quite well.

                      anyhow - it might be a good excuse to get the French to speak English after all.
                      RGJ

                      ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                      The Rifles

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                      • #12
                        Jungle are the military bi-lingual?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DeV View Post
                          Jungle are the military bi-lingual?
                          Do you mean they like men and women
                          Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                          Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                          The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                          The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                          The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                          Are full of passionate intensity.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DeV View Post
                            Jungle are the military bi-lingual?
                            Yes, it is; some units are anglo, some are franco, others are bilingual. In the Army, there are 3 (RegF) brigades: 1 and 2 Bde are anglo, and 5 Bde is franco. Most schools and trg centers are bilingual. But it's not that simple; there are anglos in franco units, and francos in anglo units.
                            All the military publications are in both official languages, and drill can be done in either. All this makes things interesting, and makes us Canadian.

                            So good day, eh....

                            Bob and Doug Mackenzie
                            Last edited by Jungle; 6 September 2010, 06:39.
                            "On the plains of hesitation, bleach the bones of countless millions, who on the very dawn of victory, laid down to rest, and in resting died.

                            Never give up!!"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
                              Do you mean they like men and women
                              Buddy, I suspect if your IQ goes down one point, you're gonna start barking !!
                              "On the plains of hesitation, bleach the bones of countless millions, who on the very dawn of victory, laid down to rest, and in resting died.

                              Never give up!!"

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