Finest Soldiers in the World

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Taffd

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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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PrinceAlbert

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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.
 
#6
Finest soldiers in the world, 1973-1988, RCT, nuff said.
Went down hill faster than a rat down a drain after i left.
 
#8
Finest soldiers in the world, 1973-1988, RCT, nuff said.
Went down hill faster than a rat down a drain after i left.
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaawn
 
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Wtf is it with all this self adulation these days? Do these people have American parents or something?
 
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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.
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.
 
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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.
Not forgetting a fanatical devotion to the Pope?
 
#20
It depends on who you ask. The foreign mob have a better grasp of their militaries quirks, foibles and abilities (or lack thereof) while the UK seems steeped in a view perpetuated by Carry On movies, McNab books and the occasional bluster by Col Bob.
 

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