CGS To go Early?

#1
From Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...-Sir-Richard-Dannatt-may-step-down-early.html


"Britain's top soldier Gen Sir Richard Dannatt is expected to resign earlier than anticipated because he will not get the highest military post.
Gen Dannatt has been outspoken during his two-year tenure as Chief of the General Staff, criticising poor pay and accommodation for soldiers and courting controversy by suggesting that British troops were part of the problem in Iraq.

Defence sources have said the general could leave by the end of this year rather than serve three full years to clear the way for Gen Sir David Richards, a rising star in the Army, to go to the very top of the military.

Sir Richard would have been expected to stay until next summer".

If so who will move where with the Senior Officeers' musical chairs game? I remember when Cedric Delves was inavlided out unexpectedly and there was a sudden resuffling of the 2-star and above pack
 
#2
Frome Defence Intranet

CGS to see out full term
11/07/2008




In response to an article in the Daily Telegraph yesterday, Thursday 11 July 2008, claiming that the Chief of the General Staff is 'expected to resign earlier than anticipated', General Sir Richard Dannatt has written to the newspaper to point out that he has no intention of resigning.

General Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff He makes it clear that he was appointed as the Chief of the General Staff for three years and in order to see the Army through these challenging times, he intends to serve his full term. He will therefore retire at a date to be determined in the second half of 2009.

Gen Dannatt will not be making any recommendations to the Secretary of State on who his successor will be as the Chief of the General Staff until later this year.
 
#3
Also from Defence Intranet

CDS extended in post
10/07/2008

The Ministry of Defence has made a statement today, 10 July 2008, concerning the appointment of the Chief of the Defence Staff:

"Appointments of CDS and the other Chiefs of Staff are made by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister and Defence Secretary. Any such appointments will be announced in the usual way.

"On current plans, the present CDS is expected to serve until early 2011."
 
#4
easesprings said:
Frome Defence Intranet

CGS to see out full term
11/07/2008




In response to an article in the Daily Telegraph yesterday, Thursday 11 July 2008, claiming that the Chief of the General Staff is 'expected to resign earlier than anticipated', General Sir Richard Dannatt has written to the newspaper to point out that he has no intention of resigning.

General Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff He makes it clear that he was appointed as the Chief of the General Staff for three years and in order to see the Army through these challenging times, he intends to serve his full term. He will therefore retire at a date to be determined in the second half of 2009.

Gen Dannatt will not be making any recommendations to the Secretary of State on who his successor will be as the Chief of the General Staff until later this year.
Many thanks - Intranet server at work is down, so this was missed.
 
#5
General Dannatt has looked after the interests of The Army-and paid the price with Nu Liabor.However he can hold up his head with pride.
 

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