Defence Committee major new inquiry on Future Army 2020

Discussion in 'House of Commons' started by hackle, Apr 29, 2013.

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  1. from a Defence Committee announcement just out:

    More: Defence Committee announces new inquiry into Future Army 2020 - News from Parliament - UK Parliament
     
  2. Does someone think MoD is talking shite then..?
     
  3. How much money do we spunk on reviews, committees, papers and inquiries?
     
  4. Good review:
    Proper discussion about whether Army 2020 is fit for purpose. And, if found not to be, makes coherent, credible and non-partisan recommendations as to how to improve the military capacity and capability.

    Bad review:
    Series of politicians queue up to demand why so-and-so regiment was chopped etc etc etc. Committee then makes recommendations for selfish political reasons that only serve to degrade the military capacity and capability.
     
  5. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Is that a rhetorical question?!
     
  6. Does this mean RTR and RMLY will be saved!!!!
     
  7. Only if you get your 'evidence' in early.
     
  8. I think we will be in a position to prove that none of our officers are toffs / snobs / posh and as such our Regiments should be saved!!!
     
  9. So it's another review to justify keeping as many ceremonial regiments as possible?

    More horse drawn artillery than tanks, and more cavalry horses than tracked cavalry vehicles.
     
  10. Has anyone thought about lobbying to get rid of the RAF Regt?
     
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  11. No thanks...means us PBI will have to stag on airfields and put with being treated like adults and given decent scoff and nice rooms and hang around the EFI.......!

    Bugger that for a game of monkeys....
     
  12. From the announcement:

     
  13. It can't be got rid of (not until the RAF is split between the Army and RN).

    Without the RAF Regiment the RAF is just a bunch of civilians in blue uniform.
     
  14. Hackle,

    You have more faith in our elected members to respect the ToR than I do. :wink:
     
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  15. Well that's just dandy. T3 redundancies loom and we're working out whether we can do what we might or might not be asked to do. Makes you feel good dunnit.