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Army Faces Massive Manpower Shotages

#2
Somewhat surprising that the article was published on Sunday but the newspapers haven't yet picked it up - or am I reading the wrong papers?

Litotes
 
#4
If the MOD isn’t paying all these wage packets, then their should be money for

1 A proper pay rise

2 MQ improvements

3 A replacement for Saxon which isn’t the current great idea of reissuing 432s (I’m not lying honestly)

4 Tax cuts on OPs
 
#5
Cant believe there is a shortage of men.... How can that be true.....

Spent nine months away from home last year, and this year is looking like the same.
Been caught out by the 10 day LSSA rule quite a few times though, but the bonus will be mine soon.

Though, I did think that it was more down to a shortage of spines when it came to tours and that it was the same faces all the time that did deploy. Maybe that is just my place. BTW

BG
 

cpunk

LE
Moderator
#6
Wittmann said:
If the MOD isn’t paying all these wage packets, then their should be money for

1 A proper pay rise

2 MQ improvements

3 A replacement for Saxon which isn’t the current great idea of reissuing 432s (I’m not lying honestly)

4 Tax cuts on OPs
Wittmann,

You're making a tremendous case for some kind of Armed Forces Federation: a non-militant, non-striking, campaigning, professional association - independent of the CofC - which would have the cojones and the credibility to push these issues forward where the military hierarchy and MOD fear to tread. Anyone got any ideas? :lol:
 
#8
Under Labour defence spending has dropped from 2.7% of the GNP to 2.2% at this rate is going to make it difficult for us to keep up our level of commitments and this manning crisis although not news is defiantly going to effect our operational
effectiveness in the years to come. Maybe Blair should listen to Bush when he asks for Blair to increase defence spending. But the public are not going to take notice it was alright when there was still the USSR then people had a threat the thought was near to home but terrorism is not seen in the same light. A point on replacing Saxon isn't this part of the plan for FRES so that we have a vehicle similar to the Lav of Styker anyone know.
 
#9
Tax cuts on Ops, that would soon bring everyone home.
Hit the treasury in the pocket. Just think how many people are deployed and how much tax the government would loose.

mmmm
 
#10
FRES is behind so their is no current replacement for Saxon

It has been declared that Saxon will not go on Operations again

The interim answer?

Believe it or not is to re issue the new revamped 40 year old 432

Why?

We’ve got lots

Their cheap

You can put BOWMAN in them
 
#12
Wittmann said:
FRES is behind so their is no current replacement for Saxon

It has been declared that Saxon will not go on Operations again

The interim answer?

Believe it or not is to re issue the new revamped 40 year old 432

Why?

We’ve got lots

Their cheap

You can put BOWMAN in them
Cough...

Its already fitted in some and others on the way.

BG
 
#15
cpunk said:
Wittmann said:
If the MOD isn’t paying all these wage packets, then their should be money for

1 A proper pay rise

2 MQ improvements

3 A replacement for Saxon which isn’t the current great idea of reissuing 432s (I’m not lying honestly)

4 Tax cuts on OPs
Wittmann,

You're making a tremendous case for some kind of Armed Forces Federation: a non-militant, non-striking, campaigning, professional association - independent of the CofC - which would have the cojones and the credibility to push these issues forward where the military hierarchy and MOD fear to tread. Anyone got any ideas? :lol:
Let's all leave and get better jobs elsewhere. That'll teach them.
 
#20
I thought the command was short ones on the left and tall ones on the right. This now seems to be ethnic minorities on the left and non ethnic minorities on the right especially for photo opportunities. It's nice to know that even the drill book reflects our changing times.

As for shortages, it depends how many more theatres Tony is envisaging, Iran, North Korea, anything ending in "stan".
 

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