Forces in Germany

#1
POD in press conference makes it clear the 2 remaining armoured brigades to stay in Germany for foreseeable future, gave some of the obvious reasons ie no space and facilities to accomodate them in UK.

Future 4 Mech Bde also to remain in place as part of 1 Div?
 
#2
They also said looking at our forces in Germany was the next step after this one and gave a timeline of 15 more years.

So it looks like there is a plan at hand to remove them from Germany. But whom and where too can only be rumour at the moment.
 

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#4
If they're low on cleaning rags then they could drive back via france - all the white flags would soon sort out that problem :D
 
#5
Disco said:
They also said looking at our forces in Germany was the next step after this one and gave a timeline of 15 more years.

So it looks like there is a plan at hand to remove them from Germany. But whom and where too can only be rumour at the moment.
Yes, I took as as 'looking forward 15 years at a time', a rolling review, rather than a fixed 15 yr limit, but may well come to the same thing in practice.
 
#6
We could find a home for them in NI.
You know, barracks vacated, "Peace Dividend" all that?

They're NATO tasked, so it wouldn't be affect "demilitarization"


:wink:
 
#7
Biscuits_Brown said:
We could find a home for them in NI.
You know, barracks vacated, "Peace Dividend" all that?

They're NATO tasked, so it wouldn't be affect "demilitarization"


:wink:
If I remember rightly they're used to be an Armd Recce Regt stationed in NI, until the "troubles" started, wasn't there?

Looks like that might be room for a Battalion or two in RAF Kinloss and/or Lossiemouth before too long as numbers are going to be reduced there very shortly. Nimrod numbers are being reduced to 16 at Kinloss and Lossiemouth is losing a Tornado squadron in April 2005.

Have heard rumours that the Crabs could well pull out of one these bases within the next few years.
 
#8
You could fit in a unit here and there, but I dont see any way to accomodate even a reduced Armoured Division anywhere else than where they are now. Not without massive, massive expenditure, land acquisition and disruption of civilian communities in our relatively crowded island. The estate we currently use in Germany is not ours to sell.
 
#9
Wonder how long the boxheads are going to play nice?

Canada is always a cold and distant possibility...

Edit:- Come to that the Spams could fit a Division or two onto a very small corner of one of their larger establishments... Keeps them close to the chaps that'll be deploying them if they ever are neeeded.
 
#10
Biscuits_Brown said:
Wonder how long the boxheads are going to play nice?

Canada is always a cold and distant possibility...

Edit:- Come to that the Spams could fit a Division or two onto a very small corner of one of their larger establishments... Keeps them close to the chaps that'll be deploying them if they ever are neeeded.
Back to Libya, then?
 
#11
Saving grace with the Germans is that they are reducing but will still need the training areas they share with us. As long as we or the spams dont upset them too much...
 
#12
Thought the spams were shifting thier armour out of Germany???
 
#13
Biscuits_Brown said:
Thought the spams were shifting thier armour out of Germany???
I didnt mean annoy them IN Germany, but geopolitically. I think 1ID and 1AD are withdrawing not before 2006, to be replaced by a Stryker brigade. Imagine they will kep some log and med facilities but dont know the detail.
 
#14
Ahh... Thought you meant pre mashing the kartoffel krop and slowing down the autobahns.

The big question of course is how exactly do you annoy a German?
 
#15
Biscuits_Brown said:
Ahh... Thought you meant pre mashing the kartoffel krop and slowing down the autobahns.

The big question of course is how exactly do you annoy a German?
You are going the right way about it mein freund! :lol:
 
#16
hackle said:
Biscuits_Brown said:
Ahh... Thought you meant pre mashing the kartoffel krop and slowing down the autobahns.

The big question of course is how exactly do you annoy a German?
You are going the right way about it mein freund! :lol:
SPRECHE NICHT UBER DEM KRIEG
 
#17
The old story: A pad father find his young son tearing up the rose bushes outside the quarter,he remonstrates with his boy and slaps him,he is confronted by his German neighbour who has witnessed the incident"in Deutschland we do not assault our children" His reply(which gets him posted)"That's OK mate,in Britain we don't burn our Jews"
 
#18
Biscuits_Brown said:
The big question of course is how exactly do you annoy a German?
plate all their women and shuttle them out of Germany and in return encourage the Turkish women to fill the void 8O
 
#19
How to p*ss off a German; let me count the ways.

For a starter drive an English car slowly in the fast lane on the autobahn.
 
#20
For a starter drive an English car slowly in the fast lane on the autobahn.
Don't have to be driving particularly slowly (130 mph) in a German plated M3 , and I still had a frigging Boxhead tailgate me on the stretch near Bertelsmann.
 

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