Finest Soldiers in the World

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  1. Reference is often made, be it serious, sarcastic or otherwise, to Britain having the finest forces in the world.

    With all the forces getting smaller, what would you suggest should, or should not happen to make this a plausible reality?

    I'm thinking of Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen here rather than ORBATs and such.
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  2. If you want a really good strong tasting jus you reduce it.

    The same works for soldiers. Eventually the Army will be put through the final reduction, taking it down to just 1 man. A super-soldier.

    Mark my words....Jamie Oliver told me.
  3. When I spotted the thread title, I thought it was about the sappers.
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  4. No, it says 'finest'.
  5. Chuck-Norris.jpg
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  6. Finest soldiers in the world, 1973-1988, RCT, nuff said.
    Went down hill faster than a rat down a drain after i left.
  7. Sapper aRE the finest but we will lose a few regiments and will still be the finest
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  8. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaawn
  9. The Sappers yet again are breaking world records,
    Don't join in, follow the Sapper
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  10. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Wtf is it with all this self adulation these days? Do these people have American parents or something?
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  11. 123

    123 LE

    Interesting question.

    Someone else said it in jest that the British army will shrink down to just one super soldier. He's not too far off the mark - that's the way it's headed, if not likely to go quite as far as that. But less soldiers are being asked to do more, and more varied things outside their trades and specialities. They want an Army of just generals, no specialists.This is one of the things that should not happen - if Britain wants thave the best forces in the world.

    Having the best, most advanced equipment is obviously a must. Reducing the officer to soldier ratio is a must too - there is far too many cooks as it is. Or too many chiefs, whatever. Indecision and poor decision abounds.

    More cohesion and less pride in the regiment, less tribalism/distinction between brigades and regiments etc.

    Stricter standards in fitness.

    And of course a ruthless barbarism.
  12. Does any country think they have the shittest army in the world?
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  13. Argentina perhaps?
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