British Commander requesting to double the amount of troops

#1
Just seen this on Sky news. Where are these troops coming from? :?

I believe that if we need to send more troops to Helmand to smash terry, then we should, just trying to work out what Bde?

I suspect the Comd British forces in Helmand being sorely disappointed.
 
#2
Well, we should either give the guy what he needs to do the job or pull out. We need a 2-Bde division and more supporting helicopters, and a much more generous reconstruction budget to have a chance, if we can't find the political will to commit that number of resources then we should knock it on the head and stop sending lads to die without hope of success...we need to put up or shut up...
 
#4
Have you seen Mr Julian Meteors comment on this story?

How can this SO CALLED general be so selfish when the rest of US are suffering the worst economic disaster of ALL TIME. It's all very well for HIM and the REST of his troops languishing in the Autumn sunshine and feeling NONE of the efffects of the credit crunch. I am sorry sir, you will JUST have to make do like EVERYONE else. It cannot be one rule for THEM and one for us.
KNOB!!!!
 
#5
Filbert Fox said:
Have you seen Mr Julian Meteors comment on this story?

How can this SO CALLED general be so selfish when the rest of US are suffering the worst economic disaster of ALL TIME. It's all very well for HIM and the REST of his troops languishing in the Autumn sunshine and feeling NONE of the efffects of the credit crunch. I am sorry sir, you will JUST have to make do like EVERYONE else. It cannot be one rule for THEM and one for us.
KNOB!!!!

I concur, fcuk me is it interweb day at spacker school?
 
#6
Filbert Fox said:
Have you seen Mr Julian Meteors comment on this story?

How can this SO CALLED general be so selfish when the rest of US are suffering the worst economic disaster of ALL TIME. It's all very well for HIM and the REST of his troops languishing in the Autumn sunshine and feeling NONE of the efffects of the credit crunch. I am sorry sir, you will JUST have to make do like EVERYONE else. It cannot be one rule for THEM and one for us.
KNOB!!!!
where is that quote from? whoever wrote that is a complete throbber
 
#8
#11
compulsory kicking for throbbers!
 
#13
Bradstyley said:
Well, we should either give the guy what he needs to do the job or pull out. We need a 2-Bde division and more supporting helicopters, and a much more generous reconstruction budget to have a chance, if we can't find the political will to commit that number of resources then we should knock it on the head and stop sending lads to die without hope of success...we need to put up or shut up...
A good compromise would be us deploying a division HQ and being given a US brigade to use as we see fit in Helmand.

At any one time at the moment there are four or five btns in Afghanistan, which means that 16-20 of our 39 Army/RM btns are commited to Afghanistan. Frankly if we want to maintain a large contingency force, Afghanistan has got all it's going to get.
 
#14
Julian Meteors said:
How can this SO CALLED general be so selfish when the rest of US are suffering the worst economic disaster of ALL TIME. It's all very well for HIM and the REST of his troops languishing in the Autumn sunshine and feeling NONE of the efffects of the credit crunch. I am sorry sir, you will JUST have to make do like EVERYONE else. It cannot be one rule for THEM and one for us.
The Moron might want to look at this graph Armed Forces earnings index If he thinks troops aren't effected by the credit crunch, given that their pay has consistently risen at a lower rate than the average earnings index since 1992!

Then it may be worth looking at this graph: Armed forces personnel and the key points and trends to see where any additional troops might come from.

Yes, DASA has released the annual Armed Forces statistics here: DASA but not this months figures which appear to be "not available" despite a link being placed on the website.
 
#15
vvaannmmaann said:
Julian Meteors? Thats made up right?
It must be the name he uses when grooming little boys.
A solution presents itself...Compulsary National Service, with Mr Julian Metoeors, or whatever his real name is, first to be called up and sent to the Stan! :twisted:

On a more serious note: even if there was the political will to do so, would we have enough numbers to double the amount of troops? 8O
 
#16
Languishing in the Autumn sun?Surely that should read - being shot at by raging psychos with amazing regularity while being paid buttons!What a cnut.Find him and send him there.
 
#17
I was looking at in in terms of there being 7 'proper' Army brigades, plus 3 Cdo Bde, & also 52 Inf bde & 2 Inf bde, that gives us 10 Bde hqs, theres 39 Inf Bns/RM Cdo groups, plus 5 MBT Regts that could serve dismounted, so that gives us 44 deployable battlegroups, they could roll them out there 2 Bdes (each 4 BGs) in Helmand for 6 months, then 2 years before next deployment, at the cost of the Army not being able to do fcuk all else!
 
#18
Mag_to_grid said:
Compulsory mobilisation for reserve forces on the horizon maybe??
Already started for certain specialist trades. First compulsory invitations hit the mat yesterday for some 'lucky' people.
 
#19
Baldrick66 said:
Mag_to_grid said:
Compulsory mobilisation for reserve forces on the horizon maybe??
Already started for certain specialist trades. First compulsory invitations hit the mat yesterday for some 'lucky' people.
Really?

msr
 
#20
msr said:
Baldrick66 said:
Mag_to_grid said:
Compulsory mobilisation for reserve forces on the horizon maybe??
Already started for certain specialist trades. First compulsory invitations hit the mat yesterday for some 'lucky' people.
Really?

msr
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