Army 2020: Committee Quiz Army Chiefs

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  1. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Following the evidence session with General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff, the next evidence session as part of the Future Army 2020 Inquiry is due to take place on Wednesday 10 July. It is due to start at 2.30pm and will be available to watch live via Parliament TV Player. (Silverlight or Windows Media Player are required to stream Parliament TV).

    The witnesses expected to give evidence are:
    1. Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Commander Land Forces
    2. Major General Kevin Abraham, Director General, Army Reform
    3. Major General Ranald Munro, Deputy Commander Land Forces (Reserves)

    We hope that during the course of the evidence session there will be a chance for Members of the Defence Select Committee to include questions sourced from the Army2020 threads so far.

    Following the session we will be working hard to upload the committee video onto YouTube so all ARRSE members can watch the proceedings.

    We would like to know what you think of the responses – did they answer the questions you had? Are you satisfied with the responses given?

    We will update this thread with further information as it becomes available.
     
  2. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    The next Future Army 2020 evidence session will be taking place today at 2.30pm in The Grimond Room, Portcullis House.

    The event will be streamed live on Parliament TV Player (please note that Windows Media Player or Silverlight are required to stream Parliament TV).

    The updated list of expected witnesses includes:

    1. Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Commander Land Forces,
    2. Major General David Cullen, Assistant Chief of the General Staff,
    3. Major General Kevin Abraham, Director General Army Reform and
    4. Major General Ranald Munro, Deputy Commander Land Forces (Reserves)

    As stated in the opening post - we will be making the session available on YouTube for ARRSE members following the end of the session so you can comment on the responses given during this evidence session.
     
  3. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    I wonder if anyone will ask Gen Munro whether the British Army will retain the ability post 2020 to carry out ship-to-shore landing operations....and if so, with what ?

    Dot please post a link to the YouTube coverage in this thread as I doubt many serving perss will be able to watch the livestreamed version , not least because MoD's IT system (DII - spit) won't permit !

    Don Cabra
     
  4. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Hi Goatman

    DOT will be uploading the YouTube video - we aim to have it up on ARRSE by Friday - technical requirements permitting.

    We will keep you updated
    Thanks
    DOT
     
  5. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    might be handy to post a link to a transcript as well if there is one....unless it has changed DII doesn't allow TubeYou to general users either :)
     
  6. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Hi Goatman

    Thanks for your comments - a transcript will be available but it may take some time to come out. We will see what we can do to give ARRSE members information they will find useful and relevant. Keep an eye on this thread!

    Thanks
    DOT
     
  7. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    DOT would like to announce that the video for the second evidence session as part of the Army 2020 Inquiry is now available on YouTube. If you would like to watch the session in full (2 hours long) please see the video below:


    If you would like to read the full transcript of the evidence session please go to House of Commons - Uncorrected Evidence - HC 576-i *

    The Defence Committee has been keeping track of all comments made on the Army 2020 threads and as such was able to utilise your comments in the MPs’ brief, highlighting concerns that have been raised on ARRSE.

    We have embedded a number of videos onto ARRSE, each one starting at a specific topic during the course of the evidence session. These topics focus on:

    1. The cost of Army 2020
    2. The issues of size versus capability
    3. Assimilation versus integration
    4. Scepticism
    There were a few points during the evidence session when the Army Rumour Service and the information contributed by its users were explicitly mentioned so look out for them! Thank you for all your hard work!

    This is only the first of three evidence sessions reviewing discussions on the Army 2020 threads – should responses to issues that you are interested not be touched upon in this session, we still have two more to come before 2014 so we will be keeping these threads open and informing you of relevant information as time goes on.

    We encourage members of ARRSE to watch the following videos and to comment on the responses from the four witnesses. Are you reassured by the responses given?


    *Please note that this is an uncorrected transcript of evidence taken in public and reported to the House. The contents should make clear that neither witnesses nor Members have had the opportunity to correct the record. The transcript is not yet an approved formal record of these proceedings.
     
  8. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

    For anyone who has concerns over the ability of the Army to recruit, can I suggest that minutes 58+ make for some interesting viewing!