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

I don't care about the PIDs, we can't fill them anyway. The blokes would fill empty PIDs preferably in field units.
If only it were that simple. What blokes do you have in an AR Sig Regt? Pretty well all of the Reg appointments require rank to be held.
 

Truxx

LE
Any VSO [or anyone else actually] who's job title mentions the word 'district', or anything else that isn't a real formation with an actual function.

Since all infantry actually now carry rifles, any infantry regiment that doesn't mention the term rifle. There can then be minimal expansion of The Rifles and we will never have to worry about regimental infantry issues again.

All regiments that mention terms like dragoon, horse, lancer, hussar etc. Reform the RAC as the RTR with real tanks and reinstate the Reconnaissance Regiment from it's hibernation in 1945 for everything else.
Recce Corps surely?
 

Truxx

LE
Yes but with that comes the danger of being labelled a trouble maker!



Did we deploy people to run Port Operations at Umm Qasr in 2003?

In the Maritime Reserves (RNR and RMR) there is a study into whether it could be feasible to use the skills people have from their normal employment or education for operational purposes.
Umm Qsar yes.

Mix of 17 and 165

ETA As I said in my dit, I think I have seen every bright idea under the sun. Your comment on RNR and RMR has already been done - see sponsored reserves (RFA, tank transporting being examples, and port operating nearly a another until they realised that the only people training and employing classic stevedores was the Army)
 
ADC is steadily being replaced by RSD contracts; in my unit, the minimum are 37 and the maximum are 180 (+19). Now that RSDs are pensionable (hence securing your retirement), you could live quite comfortably off 6+ months worth, especially if you have another source of income and/or a cheap mortgage or rent.

The Regs are expensive, 65k of them are probably about right, but a revitalised Reserve with higher training standards and readiness could probably expand to another 35-40k.

Finally, with the oversight of the Unit CoC, let the individuals (within reason), manage their readiness. It is amazing what people will do with a little support and encouragement.
AND RESPECT
 

Slime

LE
All three separate service police organisations into one. It would save on admin etc.
would they become known as the ‘tampons’, what with some having white headdress and some red?
 
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All three separate service police organisations into one. It would save on admin etc.
Here's a thought. Instead of direct entry, why not have a military posting option offered to home office police. So, instead of being posted to a MetPol Division, the probationer can opt for military service after their basic police training is finished. That way, the military get real police officers that they can then put through the military training, and the PCs can either rejoin their HO force once their military service contract is up, or sign on with the military again.

What that would mean is you'd have a universal tri-service Military Police that are in effect a permanent reserve of properly trained PCs, voluntarily seconded from the HO to the military.
 

arcticfox042

War Hero
They can let go the 3rd battalion Royal Mobile bath Unit as it's hardly used by smelly Pongos...........
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Here's a thought. Instead of direct entry, why not have a military posting option offered to home office police. So, instead of being posted to a MetPol Division, the probationer can opt for military service after their basic police training is finished. That way, the military get real police officers that they can then put through the military training, and the PCs can either rejoin their HO force once their military service contract is up, or sign on with the military again.

What that would mean is you'd have a universal tri-service Military Police that are in effect a permanent reserve of properly trained PCs, voluntarily seconded from the HO to the military.
Somewhat like the French Gendarmerie, who have both a military and a civil police role; and are very good at both.

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Somewhat like the French Gendarmerie, who have both a military and a civil police role; and are very good at both.

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I suppose so, yes. I helped train a load of Carabineri a few years back, that seemed to have a similar role, and that went OK, so why not the UK?

On the flip side of the coin, it would also cut out all of the bollox associated with monkeys having to apply to join 'the job', and go through CivPol training with the rest of the oinks. It's a bit of a win win really.

And it's not as if there isn't a stated case for this. There are already technical professions, that are encouraged to sign on. Doctors, Nurses, Vets, Dentists, Padres, IT bofins, INT types, Pilots etc. Why not coppers?
 
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As was Peter Wall (late RE ex 9 Sqn, Comd 16 Bde, and GOC 1 Div when it was a proper Armd Div)

And with four late RE 3* filling Deputy CGS (Tickell), Comd Field Army (Jones) , Comd Home Command (Urch) and Chief Defence Log and Sp (Wardlaw) there is a sporting chance there might be another one in due course.
You missed Richard Cripwell, which makes just shy of 30% of current 3*s late RE. Not that his post is one that one would expect to go on to the top.

Didn’t Jones commission into REME and transfer?
 

Q_Man

Old-Salt
A centralised training unit consisting of FTRS personnel, get rid of all localised training wings and the corresponding reduction in regular manpower.

Deliver everything from BCS to signals training, MATTs and PDT. Establish professional, consistent standards of training.
 
A centralised training unit consisting of FTRS personnel, get rid of all localised training wings and the corresponding reduction in regular manpower.

Deliver everything from BCS to signals training, MATTs and PDT. Establish professional, consistent standards of training.
Amen to that, brother! Across the whole DSAT spectrum too: analysis, design, delivery and assurance.
 
A centralised training unit consisting of FTRS personnel, get rid of all localised training wings and the corresponding reduction in regular manpower.

Deliver everything from BCS to signals training, MATTs and PDT. Establish professional, consistent standards of training.
Maybe with a title like Regional Specialist Training team...
 

Q_Man

Old-Salt
Maybe with a title like Regional Specialist Training team...
Very good. However in my last job in the army as the Team Warrant Officer I was responsible for training, a job I'd never done before, and it was a steep learning curve. All external training providers come with heavy caveats; they'll only do units earmarked for a tour, they'll only train individuals, you have to provide your own instructors (WTF is the point in that then) etc.

I had to establish what standards we needed to meet, what was mandatory and what was a nice to have, then book everything and most importantly, ensure the right people attended. Not rocket science, but my approach was different to some other TWOs so units were often trained to different standards with some preferring the bare minimum and others having comprehensive packages.
 
Very good. However in my last job in the army as the Team Warrant Officer I was responsible for training, a job I'd never done before, and it was a steep learning curve. All external training providers come with heavy caveats; they'll only do units earmarked for a tour, they'll only train individuals, you have to provide your own instructors (WTF is the point in that then) etc.

I had to establish what standards we needed to meet, what was mandatory and what was a nice to have, then book everything and most importantly, ensure the right people attended. Not rocket science, but my approach was different to some other TWOs so units were often trained to different standards with some preferring the bare minimum and others having comprehensive packages.
Were you fully 'SQEP' in terms of DSAT before you were posted in? From your post I would guess not, which implies a systemic issue; MCM Div posting people into PIDs for which they are not suitably qualified and experienced*. It seems that the lessons in respect of training have not been learned post the Haddon-Cave and Darley-Blake enquiries [other epic training failures are also available].

* - not meant as a personal dig at you, btw.
 

Q_Man

Old-Salt
Were you fully 'SQEP' in terms of DSAT before you were posted in? From your post I would guess not, which implies a systemic issue; MCM Div posting people into PIDs for which they are not suitably qualified and experienced*. It seems that the lessons in respect of training have not been learned post the Haddon-Cave and Darley-Blake enquiries [other epic training failures are also available].

* - not meant as a personal dig at you, btw.
No training, but I deployed the team a number of times* and never had an issue with delivering effect and was never told there was a shortcoming, so I just cracked on. To be fair, it was only one element of the role, but there was little unit support from the training wing who, even if they had been more flexible and proactive, had little or no resources.

*including a senior SSgt who hadn't deployed for years as others were to lazy or risk averse to manage his medical requirement.
 

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