Army 2020 Refine

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  1. Caecilius

    Caecilius LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    A2020 Refine seems to have been published, with a statement from Fallon here:

    Strategic Defence and Security Review - Army:Written statement - HCWS367

    Hard to interpret some of the detail, but it seems as though KRH are changing role and will form part of the first strike brigade. It's not clear if the HCR will need to change role to form the Lt Cav element of that brigade as well.

    HQ 102 Log Bde, 32 Reg RA, 35 Eng Regt, Headquarters 64 Works Gp RE, 2 Med Reg, Headquarters 4 Regt RMP, 33 Field Hospital and 104,105 and 106 Bn REME are all being removed from the orbat.

    Two additional reserve battalions and two infantry battalions becoming specialist. In both cases one of them is RIFLES, because this is a Carter plan and he's as tribal as they come.
     
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  2. In the case of the 'removals' is this to make units = manpower, or something else?

    Are the "specialist" Inf Bn actually being created because of the shortage of Inf soldiers, in a cap-badge preservation process? I thought the RIFLES were overborne?
     
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  3. Will be interesting to see what happens when he's out the door and the rifles no longer have the umbrella.
     
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  4. napier

    napier LE Moderator Reviewer

    "build on the success of the Future Reserves plan"....

    Says it all
     
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  5. I'd say it's moving the presents around under the tree to make it look fuller, adjusting units/roles to fit incoming equipment and Carter blowing smoke up his own capbadge.
     
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  6. Fallon rather fancies the RNs new BFO carrier and the political clout it brings, he's also aware the RN needs an uplift of £1 Billion to funds its day to day operational costs.
    Future Reserves Plan = less money for the Army.
     
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  7. Caecilius

    Caecilius LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Indeed it will. In fairness, the last round of cuts under A2020 justifiably protected the RIFLES because they performed against certain standards, unlike the battalions that got cut. Turning them into a specialist battalion and adding a reserve unit is just naked tribalism though.
     
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  8. Any concerns ring your duty officer.......
     
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  9. 2Lt Rodney will be enjoying his first phonecall from the angry dependasaur about now.
     
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  10. I don't think this plan makes any difference to funding. I think it's just moving the chairs around the table.

    This plan requires a fair amount of expenditure on new equipment.
     
  11. Maybe I'm being picky but I find it interesting he refers to the AJAX as a medium tank. Is this just an oversight on his part or are they trying to 'rebrand' AJAX as a tank to stem the criticism over Challenger cuts?
     
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  12. Interesting is the inference that the four RF brigades will each have only two infantry battalions...?
     
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  13. R.I.P 35 Regt.
     
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  14. '40mm CTA can defeat previous generation MBTs'

    All hail the AJAX medium tank.
     
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  15. Kromeriz

    Kromeriz On ROPs

    What's with disbanding 4 Regt RMP HQ? The property dividend? Or deleting a 'Brigade' infrastructure and attendant officer ranks?
     
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