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    Officer Cadets in training at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy attended the annual competition at Westpoint in the USA having completed just 7 months of their training.



    well done to the Canadians who came first in 2009, 3rd and 5th ain't bad out of 48 for us either.

    however the British Army went on to take first and second place in the 2010 event held earlier this year:



    www.army.mod.uk/sandhurst_westpoint_2010

    well done Sir's and Ma'ams
    RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief
    Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 25 November 2010, 02:44.
    RGJ

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

    The Rifles

  • #2
    In this time of drastic cuts in the BA, I wonder how much this cost?

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    • #3
      To fly two teams of cadets to the US? In the grand scheme of things an extremely small amount I would imagine. They send troops abroad to train all the time. Some countries take things like that seriously!
      "Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied."

      Otto Von Bismark

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      • #4
        We send our cadets to lourdes..........


        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
          We send our cadets to lourdes..........
          Not sure about the cadets but AFAIK everyone has to pay their own way.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DeV View Post
            In this time of drastic cuts in the BA, I wonder how much this cost?
            what 'drastic cuts' in the British Army?

            we will be losing up to 7,000 men but this doesn't have a knock on effect on training - it's business as usual here.

            infact, it's letting us focus our efforts better and we can do more of this.
            RGJ

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

            The Rifles

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            • #7
              You are losing a sixth of your fighting power (1 brigade) plus big cuts in armour and artillery

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              • #8
                The RN took most of the MoD cuts. The regiment ties in the house of lords assured the army would remain mostly unscathed.


                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                  The RN took most of the MoD cuts. The regiment ties in the house of lords assured the army would remain mostly unscathed.
                  And thank god for that!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DeV View Post
                    In this time of drastic cuts in the BA, I wonder how much this cost?
                    what 'drastic cuts' in the British Army?

                    we will be losing up to 7,000 men but this doesn't have a knock on effect on training - it's business as usual here.

                    Originally posted by DeV View Post
                    You are losing a sixth of your fighting power (1 brigade) plus big cuts in armour and artillery
                    yes - that's exactly what i mean. we are just downsizing so we can continue business and training as normal, infact above and beyond what we did before.

                    so trips to the USA or any of the many locations we train in (i am currently in Canada right now) are unaffected so your comments were not relative in this thread.

                    the armour and artillery and other equipment is all going into storage for a rainy day if we ever need it and have to upscale.

                    it's very much as i said, business as usual for us with better equipment continually entering service whilst training / deploying overseas continues unaffected.
                    RoyalGreenJacket
                    Commander in Chief
                    Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 25 November 2010, 20:13.
                    RGJ

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

                    The Rifles

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Napp View Post
                      And thank god for that!
                      Yeah, it isn't like you are surrounded by water or anything.


                      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                        Yeah, it isn't like you are surrounded by water or anything.
                        Could you imagine if Churchill was still around....

                        "We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France,
                        we shall fight on the seas and oceans, (Cancel my Last)
                        we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air (if we can FINALLY procure the fecking aircraft), we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
                        we shall fight on the beaches,
                        we shall fight on the landing grounds,
                        we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
                        we shall fight in the hills;
                        we shall never surrender (Unless we cripple our own economy trying to dig out Fianna Fáil over the water)"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                          Yeah, it isn't like you are surrounded by water or anything.
                          Not a patch on the naval service but the navy still do their best
                          Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier - Samuel Johnson

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                            Yeah, it isn't like you are surrounded by water or anything.
                            Pffffft. Worked in Britains favour in '41!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                              what 'drastic cuts' in the British Army?

                              we will be losing up to 7,000 men but this doesn't have a knock on effect on training - it's business as usual here.
                              What drugs are you on...how the fcuk is 7k troops not drastic? Not having fast air on a carrier is pretty drastic too.
                              Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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