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    RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief

  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by The real Jack View Post
    What drugs are you on...how the fcuk is 7k troops not drastic? Not having fast air on a carrier is pretty drastic too.
    Jack - read the context of the thread - Dev was questioning how these trips to the USA could continue given the cuts we have made however these are a cut in manpower and the equipment they operate and not in anything else we do - we continue to be better equipped and our overseas exercises and operations continue at a greater tempo.

    i can understand you wishing to focus on the negative as a result of our resizing given the sh|t state Ireland is in and the eventual knock on effect to the Irish DF, however travel opportunities overseas is not one of those negatives, infact it's a big positive for us now.

    such changes result in more men going overseas more often on trips like this to the USA and on operations. travel opportunities in the British Army have never been better and will improve as a result of this downsizing and restructuring of our Army.

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  • northie
    Sergeant Major

  • northie
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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    We send our cadets to lourdes..........
    they pay like everyone else.

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  • The real Jack
    Non Temetis Messor

  • The real Jack
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    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.

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  • gibedepusib0ss
    Closed Account

  • gibedepusib0ss
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    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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  • knocker
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    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

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  • SwiftandSure
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  • SwiftandSure
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    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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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

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

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief

  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    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.

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  • gibedepusib0ss
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  • gibedepusib0ss
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    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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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

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

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

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief

  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    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.

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  • DeV
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    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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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

  • Goldie fish
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    We send our cadets to lourdes..........

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  • Eddie Dillon
    Nijmegen Neanderthal

  • Eddie Dillon
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    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!

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