Another round of MOD cutbacks is imminent - who would you choose to get the bullet?

The_Poltroon

Clanker
So it appears another round of cutbacks throughout the forces is on the cards - sad news indeed.

As always I'm sure the Army will be hit the hardest.

Which of the remaining regiments / Corps would you disband or merge... and why?

I think we could lose the Parachute Regiment...apart from 1 Para as their role is slightly different these days. The Parachute Regiment hasn't jumped into battle in my lifetime and it's unlikely it ever will again.

A lot of RLC driving roles that would have been carried out by the RCT pre Options for change are done by civvies now...should the Driver trade be reduced?

Discuss.
 

Retreaded

Old-Salt
So it appears another round of cutbacks throughout the forces is on the cards - sad news indeed.

As always I'm sure the Army will be hit the hardest.

Which of the remaining regiments / Corps would you disband or merge... and why?

I think we could lose the Parachute Regiment...apart from 1 Para as their role is slightly different these days. The Parachute Regiment hasn't jumped into battle in my lifetime and it's unlikely it ever will again.

A lot of RLC driving roles that would have been carried out by the RCT pre Options for change are done by civvies now...should the Driver trade be reduced?

Discuss.
 
I initially read your avatar as 'retarded', and by your submission above, it seems my Freudian slip was pretty accurate, as you added nothing to the thread other than a post number.
 

Mrsheeny

Old-Salt
I suppose the only ones you could merge would be :

Duke of Lancs and Fusiliers.

Mercian and Anglian.
 

Auld-Yin

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Make every infantry battalion one of these new specialised bns which supply training to other armies. Each Bn is only about 250 strong so lots of savings! :(
 
Merge Para Regt and RM - Name it the Parachute Underwater Fighting Squadron (PUFS).
 
So it appears another round of cutbacks throughout the forces is on the cards - sad news indeed.

As always I'm sure the Army will be hit the hardest.

Which of the remaining regiments / Corps would you disband or merge... and why?

I think we could lose the Parachute Regiment...apart from 1 Para as their role is slightly different these days. The Parachute Regiment hasn't jumped into battle in my lifetime and it's unlikely it ever will again.

A lot of RLC driving roles that would have been carried out by the RCT pre Options for change are done by civvies now...should the Driver trade be reduced?

Discuss.
Do you have any evidence that a round of cutbacks is coming?
 
That's the Rifles, innit?
By any other name, you're probably spot on; and the black mafia is strong in senior officer representation.
 
Do you have any evidence that a round of cutbacks is coming?
Ahem, GE, new government, parliamentary majority?, time for an SDSR (5 years on).

Traditionally the Tories are the ones that cut the Forces, not boost them...
 
anyone who puts 'Discuss' on the end of a post
 
Ahem, GE, new government, parliamentary majority?, time for an SDSR (5 years on).

Traditionally the Tories are the ones that cut the Forces, not boost them...
Defence mentioned in passing on page 51 of the Conservative manifesto, which is an indication of how high on the political agenda they reckon the military is in the consciousness of the average voter.
 
R IRISH into the rifles. 5th Batallion (Irish) Rifles? Hard to see a single regular battalion regiment escaping the chop this time. Only saved last couple of times by merger with UDR in options for change and then by virtue of having several home service battalions in existence last time round. RE into the RLC?
 
R IRISH into the rifles. 5th Batallion (Irish) Rifles? Hard to see a single regular battalion regiment escaping the chop this time. Only saved last couple of times by merger with UDR in options for change and then by virtue of having several home service battalions in existence last time round. REME into the RLC?
FoC.
 
R IRISH into the rifles. 5th Batallion (Irish) Rifles? Hard to see a single regular battalion regiment escaping the chop this time. Only saved last couple of times by merger with UDR in options for change and then by virtue of having several home service battalions in existence last time round.
If your colours are green and black, assimilation into the Borg is only a matter of time.
 

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