Perhaps after having been in England for so long it's time Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland had a turn. And as for recovery training , surely it's not a million miles from St Asaph to the Brecon Beacons which should provide enough recovery obstacles to keep them busy.centurion-mech said:personally i hope it comes to cosford but no doubt the poly-ticians will give in to welsh pressure about being a poor relation and not look at whats good for the whole forces network.
central england seems a good place for it and cosford is already a superb training establishment with great road access but hey!! lets give it to the welsh ! id rather give them independance and none of my taxes
Ref the above, would that be the old apprentice college?Themanwho said:the Defence Catering School (or whatever they're called ) are scheduled to be leaving St Omer Bks sometime soon, and their QM has already got the keys to a part of the Arborfield camp.
So Bordon isn't privatised? 100% military instructors? I'm sure that when I went through the factory I had some crusty old ex ASM's take me through the the finer points. At Arborfield there is a rough ratio of 50/50 VT and military staff and that works fine. Where do we think the VT staff came from - Marks and Spencers?Adjustable said:So, in this wonderful new world of privatised trade training, where are they going to get the instructors who actually know about the kit, or has the standard of instruction at Bordon gone to the dogs in the last ten years?
Where is the private company going to recruit the people who actually know how to 'fix' it, not just 'how it works', but how to keep it running? All the little tricks of the trade you learn on the job, and, OK maybe 'shouldn't' do but 'need' to do to expdite the task?
In my experience, there was always a wealth of knowledge at Bordon which, if it hasn't changed, would be yet another sad loss not just the to Corps, but to the operational efficiency of the Army as a whole.
Not to appear biased, I expect the same situation exists at Arborfield, Wallop etc.