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    'Very High Readiness Joint Task Force' - British and Danish Commanders meet

    The commanding officers of a British and a Danish Battlegroup playing key roles in NATO’s new 'Very High Readiness Joint Task Force' have met for the first time.

    In January next year, Britain’s 1st Battalion the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and Denmark’s 1st Hussars will be on standby to rapidly respond to any crisis in NATO territory.

    - See more at: http://www.bfbs.com/news/articles/ar....2Ju5F6Pe.dpuf
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    While the idea of a vjtf is a good one the reality is that the only country in the world that can put a Brigade combat team into theatre in less than two weeks is the United States.

    Also the difficulties of dealing with a combined joint unit of brigade size and smaller out weighs the positives unfortunately. These difficulties may be mitigated by the fact hat the countries are all NATO signatories but have no doubt that sovereign political frictions surrounding any mission will translate into confusion and lack of coherency on the ground in the Vjtf that will unfortunately risk lives. My two cents anyway.
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    You have to wonder why they don't use existing formations (eg ARRC)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    You have to wonder why they don't use existing formations (eg ARRC)
    i spent years on the ARRC - it is a complex top-heavy beast that cannot train routinely on the levels required by this Task Force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    i spent years on the ARRC - it is a complex top-heavy beast that cannot train routinely on the levels required by this Task Force.
    I suspect the VJTF will be no different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoSierra View Post
    I suspect the VJTF will be no different.
    at least they might get BattleGroups out on the ground in training instead of only HQ formations living in tent-city and commanding simulated troops for a week or 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    at least they might get BattleGroups out on the ground in training instead of only HQ formations living in tent-city and commanding simulated troops for a week or 2.
    I was always a little jealous of the guys in ARRC tent city when it came to Okehampton. We were getting smashed 2/3 times a day on beat-up and you lot were just chilling out 24/7. And yous ****ers were always first in the queue for scran in the galley, I hated yous for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    at least they might get BattleGroups out on the ground in training instead of only HQ formations living in tent-city and commanding simulated troops for a week or 2.
    Unfortunately this is my prediction of what will happen unless the framework nations are deployed to a single common base in a hosting country

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibedepusib0ss View Post
    I was always a little jealous of the guys in ARRC tent city when it came to Okehampton. We were getting smashed 2/3 times a day on beat-up and you lot were just chilling out 24/7. And yous ****ers were always first in the queue for scran in the galley, I hated yous for it!
    terribly sorry about that old chap
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