Darth Vader v SNP

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by CavalryCaptain, Jun 29, 2009.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8120695.stm

    I rather liked his quote

    "It is one army but it is also, when you look at it, a collection of warlike tribes who come together for common purpose," he said of the regiments.
  2. So could a separate Scottish Army undertake international commitments e.g. Afghanistan, or just be a glorified 'national treasure' to cheer every 27th June?

    Bring back 15 Para for a start!
  3. Surely the rest of the Union needs Scotland when it comes to Defence - otherwise the Trident boats (and their replacements if we build them) would be either out of a home, or in Scottish hands :?
  4. Whinging SNP government has a policy of Nae nuclear what so ever.

    No Nuclear Power stations and a big cheerio to Trident if they get independence!
  5. Hmm, I suspect they would mirror the type of deployments the Irish Army undertake. un tours and the such. Bear in mind you would need a Navy and Air Force I suspect a Defence Force type arrangement would be more workable.

    If it did happen you would probably see a flow of recruits heading south for the rebranded English, Welsh , Cornish and Channel Islands Army, much the same as the Eire buoys head to the British army.
  6. They would probably lay claim to any ships with a Scottish name, however ny my reckoning that would only give them,

    HMS Edinburgh (Type42)
    HMS Sutherland (Type23)
    HMS Argyll (Type23)
    HMS Campbelltown (Type22)

    Oh and the river patrol vessel HMS Clyde
  7. Plus the supercarrier HMS Cholesterol.
  8. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Book Reviewer Good Egg (charities)

    I'm sure there are a lot of people in Plymouth and Devonport just waiting for those jobs ....

    And the Scots would have to fund their own unemployment benefit for those no longer working at Faslane.
  9. remember the SNP said the scottish army would specialise in peace keeping.
    obviously not met any argyls :twisted:
    peace through giving anybody any other ideas a good kicking :D
  10. HMS Och Royal

    Okay okay coat door taxi
  11. :lol: :lol: