Future of 4 RIFLES, plus manning of the Ranger Brigades:

Possibly because I'm an idiot, but what is the purpose of the Rangers?
Is it to distract the press with talk of another 'super-duper' special forces unit even as troop numbrts across the Army are being reamed?

Would it not be better to simply expand the Parachute Regiment rather recreate an existing structure even as numbers are being cut?

Smoke and Mirrors is all it is it’s all about cuts and more cuts
 
Possibly because I'm an idiot, but what is the purpose of the Rangers?
Is it to distract the press with talk of another 'super-duper' special forces unit even as troop numbrts across the Army are being reamed? ........

Rangers and SFABs?
The DFID of the British Army? ;)
Hat, coat, taxi!
 
I was rather taken by this line (para 7.39)
"The Army is retiring its oldest CH-47 Chinook helicopters"

Have I missed something?
I presume it means the fact JHC is under the Army TLB…?
 
I guess so. But I thought the "J" stood for "Joint" and not for "Army" ;-)

But then I'm just a part-timer who doesn't really understand these niceties...
JArmy…
 

Allan74

Old-Salt
I agree. He is being stubborn.

To say P coy has “nothing to do with parachuting” is wrong. There are only a few exceptions that you don’t have to undergo P Coy in order to be parachute trained.
P Coy and military parachuting are intrinsically linked.
What are the exceptions?
 
What are the exceptions?
Hi, Officercadet1 was banned from the site for being a reincarnation of a broken-brained fantasist.

They know less about the military than my Brother's Labrador.
 

Mufulira42

Old-Salt
Selous Scouts -

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actualy it's an Osprey 'nother sort of eagle
 
was supposed to be the 17th, then put back to the 24th (today). But not heard anything yet.
Call me cynical, but the PM may have decided that the popularity ratings of his government have slipped far enough recently and that more bad news now would only make the situation worse.
 

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