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CCRF ? civilian contingency reaction force . dont know what crf is .Either really dull weekends of stagging on and death by power point. Or fun weekends where to get to play with also sorts of kit . You wont know which till you turn up
It is entitled "MOUNTING OFFSHORE OPERATIONS USING THE RESERVE FORCES AND HOW IT IMPACTED ON HOMELAND DEFENCE AND SECURITY - THE UNITED KINGDOM EXPERIENCE." (shouting - author's own)
But that issue (impact of mobilisation on CCRF capability) is only actually addressed head-on in a footnote:
"According to Hansard (26th January 2004), it appears that 765 (10%) of the current members of the CCRF are mobilised
overseas or on active service in the UK. This is not deemed to be critical as the available national and regional manpower is well above requirement."
Really? What if the 10% come predominantly from the same area? In particular, and most relevantly to the paper's supposed topic, what effect did the London Regiment's absence have on London's ability to respond to a civil contingency?
Lots of stuff in the paper about increased mobilisation of the TA for "offshore" operations. But nothing on its impact on CCRF, other than the mere regurgitation of MoD answer quoted above.