British Army still the best

#1
On p39 of today's Daily Express - no direct link - sorry!

Armed Forces' unrivalled reputation is under threat

The National Audit Office is rightly concerned that the armed forces are suffering from 'overstretch'.

Overstretch is nothing new. It's been a fact of service life for many years but, as always, the forces make do and deliver.

What is new, however, is an increasing trend for commentators to refer to British forces as 'some of the best in the world'. Let's get sonething straight - they are still the best in the world, despite being undermined by this government at every turn.

If our self-serving Prime Minister insists on playing the world's deputy sheriff, we will end up with second-rate, badly-trained and ineffective forces. Too many sacrifices have been made for Tony Blair to be allowed to do that sort of damage.
Clearly these chaps have a political agenda to pursue, but still a jolly nice piece of reportage from the Express here. Cheers chaps! :D
 

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#2
Truth, Truth, my God it is the truth...in a newspaper!!!

Nurse, nurse pass me my medicene........no not the pills you daft bint, the port damn your eyes!!!!
 
#3
Although to be fair I would hardly say that stating that "The British Army best in the world" is news!

It's a bit like saying "We need oxygen to live"!!!

It's one of those things that will always be, no matter how hard tony tries.
 
#5
I think that it is very hard task to be the best in all components, in all dimensions.

As to size or nuclear arsenal then British army is not on the 1st place.

It would be very interesting to hear directions where British army is really unconditionally the first.
 
#7
KGB_resident said:
It would be very interesting to hear directions where British army is really unconditionally the first.
Well, I can asshure you that the British Army is unconditionally the finest Army Britain has, hence 'British Army still the best' is not a false statement.

Thanks for your input.
 
#8
KGB_resident said:
I think that it is very hard task to be the best in all components, in all dimensions.

As to size or nuclear arsenal then British army is not on the 1st place.

It would be very interesting to hear directions where British army is really unconditionally the first.
The British Army has always relied on Quality rather than quantity old chap, fieldcraft works superbly well through lessons learnt, but your human waves are very easily knocked down by heavy machine guns as your friends the chinese found out during the korean war :lol:
 
#9
Darth_Doctrinus said:
KGB_resident said:
It would be very interesting to hear directions where British army is really unconditionally the first.
Well, I can asshure you that the British Army is unconditionally the finest Army Britain has, hence 'British Army still the best' is not a false statement.

Thanks for your input.
Thank you! You asshured me (or ass-hured?)

As I see you hold in high esteem beloved British leader, Rt.Hon.,learned mr.Blair. Present British army is visibly better than in times of conservative rule because of his enormous efforts. How happy you should be to see this noble and honest politician at power. Mr.Blair and 2d lady (1st one is her Majesty of course) I suppose are very popular in British army.
 
#11
Didn't the Russians have a saying about their army???

"Quantity has a quality all of its own"

At least every member of the British Army has been issued a gun when he needed one. Can't quite say the same for the Russkies.

Still, top marks for Stalingrad!!!
 
#12
KGB_resident said:
As I see you hold in high esteem beloved British leader, Rt.Hon.,learned mr.Blair. Present British army is visibly better than in times of conservative rule because of his enormous efforts. How happy you should be to see this noble and honest politician at power. Mr.Blair and 2d lady (1st one is her Majesty of course) I suppose are very popular in British army.



Are you being ironic? It's hard to tell. If you really believe that Pravda must have really done a number on you.
 
#13
MrPVRd said:
It would be very interesting to hear directions where British army is really unconditionally the first.
Unbeaten in matters of the colon!

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4195#306682
True. I have travelled much of this world, and I have yet to see anyone who matches the Tom's ability to find new and interesting uses for human faeces. What other army could have dreamed up skiffing? Ladies and gentlemen, THAT is British thinking at its finest. :D
 
#14
That piece in the Express was only in the letters page, its still only one ex squadies opinion. The vast majority of civvies couldn't give a toss.
 
#15
''On p39 of today's Daily Express''
Just a shame its not on the front page, to remind some of our p@ss poor politicians.

As for you KGB we 've seen how great your guys are at executing school kids and theatre goers.
 
#17
PTE_BOZZ said:
As for you KGB we 've seen how great your guys are at executing school kids and theatre goers.
Fair remark. Really so called operation in Beslan (if it ever can be called as operation) was a shame.

Of course Russian army is not on the 1st place and even too far from it.
 
#18
Bladensburg said:
If you really believe that Pravda must have really done a number on you.
Too few from Pravda's journalists really believed in what they wrote. Btw it is not specific Russian phenomen.
 

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