Fantasy Defence Cuts

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by MrPVRd, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. What would you like to see consigned to the scrapheap instead of the usual mothballing of ships, merging of battalions, closing of units???

    My choice would be to mothball the entire "corporate comms" sector (replicated on an individual Service basis!) that portrays a completely misleading image to the gullible public of a busy but happy military in which everything works well. There is a ridiculous variety of "in-house" publications that must cost a fortune which could be spent elsewhere.

    We could make a bonfire of copies of Focus and dance around it!
  2. Unknown_Quantity

    Unknown_Quantity War Hero Moderator

    Have the defence secretary shot and replaced with an RSM :D

    Also stop going to war for other people. :evil:
  3. Sack everyone at Glasgow and replace them with a payroll dept the same size as a civilian company would use - bet you there'd be a lot less. And we'd get paid on time.

    Close all clothing stores and get one of the home shopping companies to deal with it. They've got more customers, offer 24 hour delivery and don't lose your details regularly.
  4. Disperse the RAF's responsibilities (maybe even keep some of the personnel) between often pre-existing equivalents in the Army.
  5. Fantasy cuts..............isnt that what the government are already doing ???? 8O
  6. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    Close Wyton, Bristol and the other defence procurement services and habd responsibility over to the services in a new, leaner procurement system with no tea drinkers and Times readers.
  7. bin trident and aldermaster keep a few nukes for old times sake if we really need one can always buy one off ebay :twisted:
  8. Stop issuing flight suits and big knives to RAF trolley dollies.
  9. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Bring back puttees and DMS, much cheaper than Pro-boots.
  10. Not as comfy though and a lot quicker to put on when you are getting out of your tent as fast as you can because there is shit everywhere and its coming on your direction.

  11. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    The robustness of the green army sock will save you!
  12. Dirt_Diver

    Dirt_Diver LE Moderator

    unlike the robustness of the rifle
  13. Puttees? Initial cost maybe, but just consider the savings in improvised bandages :)
  14. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    It can even double as a respirator if soaked in urine.
  15. Hand the whole lot over to the Amazons and see what happens! Interesting!