46 Bases to close

#1
Military closure plans outlined

The MoD says it wants to focus on large-scale "defence communities"
Plans to shut down 46 British military bases have been released by the Ministry of Defence

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Probably not a bad thing if, and this is a big one, the money accrued was all spent on the lads accomodation now, rather than the wishy washy '10 year' which will be conveniently forgotten/put back to suit the government of the day(1)

(1) I'd be really happy to be proved wrong on that.
 
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Mr Ainsworth added that this approach "will deliver an estate that supports flexible, balanced forces optimised for expeditionary operations, enabling the efficient and effective generation, deployment, sustainment and recovery of military capability."
Err should he not have actually said, 'saves money'?
 
#3
Probably looking to do the same as what they did to us by closing loads of RAF bases & making 'Super Bases' like RAF Marham.
 
#4
They'll probably end up wasting money by closing the bases down, sorting out the land and clearing everything before giving it away to developers for nothing.
 

elovabloke

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#5
Alienate the armed forces, move them into big garrison areas where they do not mix and join in with the local community. Not my idea of good living – Fally/Woofers, no argument.
 
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Ord_Sgt said:
Mr Ainsworth added that this approach "will deliver an estate that supports flexible, balanced forces optimised for expeditionary operations, enabling the efficient and effective generation, deployment, sustainment and recovery of military capability."
Err should he not have actually said, 'saves money'?
Why say two words (which people readily understand) when twenty-six will do :roll:

Obviously a graduate of the Sir Humphrey Appleby School of English :D

lancslad
 
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Biscuits_AB

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Elova, the only part of the community that most of the Tom's want to mix with, will just get bussed in. Where there's a will, there's a slapper.
 
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Argee2007 said:
They'll probably end up wasting money by closing the bases down, sorting out the land and clearing everything before giving it away to developers for nothing.
I'm not doing another Bramley (Op Cornelius??) ffs, lets go dig up some potentially lethal chemical munitions.....
 
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Ord_Sgt said:
Mr Ainsworth added that this approach "will deliver an estate that supports flexible, balanced forces optimised for expeditionary operations, enabling the efficient and effective generation, deployment, sustainment and recovery of military capability."
Err should he not have actually said, 'saves money'?
I wish I was paid as much as Mr Ainsworth just for talking SHIITE
 
#10
You just know that they will agree a price below market value (to allow for "risk") as the market bottoms.


Obviously not everyone saw the disposal of Quinetq as badly managed.
 

chimera

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Argee2007 said:
They'll probably end up wasting money by closing the bases down, sorting out the land and clearing everything before giving it away to developers for nothing.
A bit like Chelsea Barracks.... :D
 

elovabloke

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lancslad said:
Ord_Sgt said:
Mr Ainsworth added that this approach "will deliver an estate that supports flexible, balanced forces optimised for expeditionary operations, enabling the efficient and effective generation, deployment, sustainment and recovery of military capability."
Err should he not have actually said, 'saves money'?
Why say two words (which people readily understand) when twenty-six will do :roll:

Obviously a graduate of the Sir Humphrey Appleby School of English :D

lancslad
Lying through his arrse. If that was the case they would take over Oxfordshire & Wiltshire so they are near the air head instead of sending the Marines & Sappers to remote North Devon and failing to maintain a perfectly good airstrip.

Elova, the only part of the community that most of the Tom's want to mix with, will just get bussed in. Where there's a will, there's a slapper.
Not the case here, once the local yobs had been sorted everyone gets on well and the totty pool is larger. You can only get 56 nurses on a bus and they NEVER turn up. :roll:
 
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chimera said:
Argee2007 said:
They'll probably end up wasting money by closing the bases down, sorting out the land and clearing everything before giving it away to developers for nothing.
A bit like Chelsea Barracks.... :D
It all rather depends on who gets to buy all these properties doesn't it?
Sounds more like several Labour Ministers with an eye out for future employers when the current gravy train runs out.
You can bet your last pound these ministers will get lucrative consultancy deals once out of office, I leave it to your own conjecture who will benefit most but it won't be the Army or the taxpayer.
 
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Not that Cyclops would ever sell an asset like land or gold at the bottom of the market, oh no....
 
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jagman said:
chimera said:
Argee2007 said:
They'll probably end up wasting money by closing the bases down, sorting out the land and clearing everything before giving it away to developers for nothing.
A bit like Chelsea Barracks.... :D
It all rather depends on who gets to buy all these properties doesn't it?
Sounds more like several Labour Ministers with an eye out for future employers when the current gravy train runs out.
You can bet your last pound these ministers will get lucrative consultancy deals once out of office, I leave it to your own conjecture who will benefit most but it won't be the Army or the taxpayer.
No doubt it'll be the task of a Civil Servant to 'just get rid of them' rather than actually realising the true value of these places (eg. Minley, Woolwich, etc) in both Monetary and Historic/Traditional.

And what happens when we eventually get some money back in the Armed Forces and begin to expand again? No doubt we'll be rented the same land back at extortionate rates!!
 
#16
Take this to the Naffi and I would tell you that this is heading for "The UK defence force" no bases as such no more regional regimentation, work from local centers, or home if you are rural , keep your gat in your own cabinet with your kit , no bicycle ala swiss, but area MT pools and training depots.
As said before more money wasted closing down and disposing of assets.


May be the Mod civl serpants could be the new Home Guard.

WW
 
#17
Once again separating the community at large from the forces...

Would i be cynical seeing this as another move towards A one badge defence force, 'and grabbing some tin foil' making it easier to work with the police 'service'! in the defence of the government :roll:

Rather than just another chance to flog off assets 'cheap as chips' because we really dont have a clue and or roll over as soon as a wedge is bunged our way.

Dear gods when will these tardy bottom feeder be unelected. :x
 
#18
The programme sets out the UK armed forces' needs to 2030
Looks like Labour is setting out to shaft any future administration, no doubt these come with associated long-term contracts ala NAAFI and Sodexho, just to make sure any change will cost the MOD an arm and a leg.

Fcuking short-sighted if you ask me, how the hell do you predict where we'll be in 10 years, let alone 22?!
 
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oh, i know, the mod have loads off land. lets sell that off for a fast buck! What? national securtary, whats that? we need to maintain infrastructure for when WWIII kicks off? WWIII, that will never happen (within the current term of labour government)!
 
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wheelchairwarrier said:
Take this to the Naffi and I would tell you that this is heading for "The UK defence force" no bases as such no more regional regimentation, work from local centers, or home if you are rural , keep your gat in your own cabinet with your kit , no bicycle ala swiss, but area MT pools and training depots.
As said before more money wasted closing down and disposing of assets.


May be the Mod civl serpants could be the new Home Guard.

WW
You do realise that you are the designated Wheeled Recce screen?
 

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