"Armed Forces Day" a step nearer?

#2
It's looking quite promising. Good idea about cadets in state schools. Perhaps over the years it could envolve into some sort of junior national service.
 
#3
Gordon Brown is said to have accepted "virtually all" of the suggestions in the National Recognition of the Armed Forces review, led by Quentin Davies, the former Tory MP who defected to Labour last summer and was asked by the Prime Minister to look into ways of restoring the public image of the military.
A trojan horse perhaps?

Cadet forces will be established in state schools around the country. At present, there are only 60 cadet forces in the comprehensive system in England and Wales, compared with 200 in the grammar and independent sector.
Fine, but it needs to be funded. I have suspicions that it will be politically motivated, and end up coming out of the MOD pot without any extra funding.
 
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Daily Telegraph said:
Mr Davies has also recommended that the Forces gain a higher profile in civilian life by troops being encouraged to wear their uniforms in public and off-duty, even on nights out to bars and clubs.
What a pump idea.
This man is a first-class übercock.
 
#5
It will be great. An Armed Forces day where the Nation, especially the Great Unwashed, will have a day off and the Armed Forces will not because they will be running the bloody tattoos.

Thanks Broon as ever you are on the ball!
 
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stickybomb said:
Daily Telegraph said:
Mr Davies has also recommended that the Forces gain a higher profile in civilian life by troops being encouraged to wear their uniforms in public and off-duty, even on nights out to bars and clubs.
What a pump idea.
This man is a first-class übercock.
i bet thats going to be popular, apart from looking massively tonk, do they realise how much effort we put into looking "civvie" on nights out because most clubs wont let soldiers in if they clock you?
 
#7
I don't like the idea of the "armed forces" day. It seems too like the old soviet union displays of military prowess. OTOH I suppose it could be quite good but I doubt it as I can't help but believe it would just be a photo opportunity for politicians.

Having more cadet units sounds as though it may be a good idea. Previous provisos included though.
 
#8
Report is on t'intranet - well worth a read - a lot of common sense ideas that will be easy to implement at little cost.
 
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The13thDukeOfWybourne said:
It's looking quite promising. Good idea about cadets in state schools. Perhaps over the years it could envolve into some sort of junior national service.
How about more funding for the three cadet forces that are already spread around the country. Would get alot more bang for your buck then.
 

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