Interesting court martial on the horizon, General in the dock.

You don't need new schools. You just need to provide accommodation near to a selection of existing schools around the country and provide the necessary expansion in the schools to take up the extra pupils.

I'd guess that the take up of places would be less than the total number of kids currently on CEA. "If they have to go to a state school, then they might as well be at home with us" will be a factor.

A bonus to this would be the extinction of the current melancholy spectacle of officer criminals traipsing through the courts.
 
You don't need new schools. You just need to provide accommodation near to a selection of existing schools around the country and provide the necessary expansion in the schools to take up the extra pupils.

I'd guess that the take up of places would be less than the total number of kids currently on CEA. "If they have to go to a state school, then they might as well be at home with us" will be a factor.

A bonus to this would be the extinction of the current melancholy trail of officer criminals traipsing through the courts.

The only thing that taxpayers money needs to provide is continuity, nothing above the standard of a normal state school is required.

Your idea of providing safe and secure accommodation adjacent to state schools is perfect.
 
You don't need new schools. You just need to provide accommodation near to a selection of existing schools around the country and provide the necessary expansion in the schools to take up the extra pupils.

I'd guess that the take up of places would be less than the total number of kids currently on CEA. "If they have to go to a state school, then they might as well be at home with us" will be a factor.

A bonus to this would be the extinction of the current melancholy trail of officer criminals traipsing through the courts.

Far simpler to build 5 (based on 800 per school) new units, then the schools are singing off the same songsheet, from all the exams being the same (should the pupils need to be moved) to understanding children being away from their parents.

A fair system which means childrens education will not suffer because their parents move around and saving for the taxpayer.
 
The only thing that taxpayers money needs to provide is continuity, nothing above the standard of a normal state school is required.

Your idea of providing safe and secure accommodation adjacent to state schools is perfect.

I think it has quite a few flaws especially if you separate the accommodation from the school.
 

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The culture in Hong Kong in the mid eighties with the Brigade of Gurkhas was pretty much rooted in the culture of British India in the thirties.
Not for nothing was the RGR officers mess in Sierra Leon referred to as the Raj Cavalry Club by we attached oiks, and that was 2001.
 

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I cant find the other thread but I said this earlier in this thread


That's probably a good assesment of the up front costs, albeit using 2006 prices. The running costs are likely to be high though - Eton has been in talks with the government about setting up an academy but one of the sticking points is that they estimate the boarding fees as costing about £12,000. Add to that the minimum state grant for a secondary school pupil, £5000, and you don't have much change from the average CEA spend of £20,000.

That all assumes the whole thing has no additional draws on public funding and the boarding can be run as efficiently by the state as it is by a private institution. That would be unusual...
 
That's probably a good assesment of the up front costs, albeit using 2006 prices. The running costs are likely to be high though - Eton has been in talks with the government about setting up an academy but one of the sticking points is that they estimate the boarding fees as costing about £12,000. Add to that the minimum state grant for a secondary school pupil, £5000, and you don't have much change from the average CEA spend of £20,000.

That all assumes the whole thing has no additional draws on public funding and the boarding can be run as efficiently by the state as it is by a private institution. That would be unusual...

The costs were for London, it would be cheaper elsewhere.

State boarding schools already charge around 12 grand, far cheaper than the 23k current limit.

There were/are military linked boarding schools from Windsor, Duke of Yorks, Queen Victoria school etc.

There are already dozens of state boarding schools (Generally the only ones junior ranks can afford to send their kids to), so its already being done.
 
the legend of the military being a paragon of national virtue and immune from criticism
Good choice of noun, IMHO.

Even so, there is a periodic study which includes a survey of opinions about which professions are most trustworthy.

Last one I saw (I think we were still actively operating in both Iraq and Afghanistan) placed "Army Officer" at No 2 in the hit parade.
 
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. . . . . and hoping for long, hot Spring and Summer?
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Good choice of noun, IMHO.

Even so, there is a periodic study which includes a survey of opinions about which professions are most trustworthy.

Last one I saw (I think we were still actively operating in both Iraq and Afghanistan) placed "Army Officer" at No 2 in the hit parade.
That may well have been the popular perception, but I suspect the view from the inside would have been - and probably still is - subtly different.
 
That may well have been the popular perception, but I suspect the view from the inside would have been - and probably still is - subtly different.

I dont think even the general public are that gullible


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I dont think even the general public are that gullible


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But someone apparently is, to use that as a source.

About the 'author' - Aphrodite is a creative writer and editor specialising in publishing and communications. She is passionate about undertaking projects in diverse sectors. She has written and edited copy for media as varied as social enterprise, art, fashion and education.

The survey of 1,200 UK workers reveals that these professionals are considered untrustworthy due to their lack of morals (66.4 per cent), greed for money (62.1 per cent), unreliability (56.5 per cent) and irritating nature (26.6 per cent). The list is as follows:

  • Politicians (78.1per cent)
  • Journalists (37.7per cent)
  • Car salesmen (27.4per cent)
  • Telesales (23.6per cent)
  • Bankers (22.8per cent)
  • Paparazzi (21.6per cent)
  • Estate agents (14.6per cent)
  • Recruiters (13.6per cent)
  • Lawyer (8.7per cent)
  • Bailiffs (6.7per cent)
 
I dont think even the general public are that gullible


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It is about perception not reality. Added to that is the fact that the general publice almost never see what is going on in the services or indeed in a service person's daily professional life.
 
It is about perception not reality. Added to that is the fact that the general publice almost never see what is going on in the services or indeed in a service person's daily professional life.

In the link only 20% thought the armed forces were trustworthy.

This trial whether the verdict is guilty or not guilty will probably deduct a few points of that.
 
But someone apparently is, to use that as a source.

About the 'author' - Aphrodite is a creative writer and editor specialising in publishing and communications. She is passionate about undertaking projects in diverse sectors. She has written and edited copy for media as varied as social enterprise, art, fashion and education.

The survey of 1,200 UK workers reveals that these professionals are considered untrustworthy due to their lack of morals (66.4 per cent), greed for money (62.1 per cent), unreliability (56.5 per cent) and irritating nature (26.6 per cent). The list is as follows:


  • Politicians (78.1per cent)
  • Journalists (37.7per cent)
  • Car salesmen (27.4per cent)
  • Telesales (23.6per cent)
  • Bankers (22.8per cent)
  • Paparazzi (21.6per cent)
  • Estate agents (14.6per cent)
  • Recruiters (13.6per cent)
  • Lawyer (8.7per cent)
  • Bailiffs (6.7per cent)

She is using the info from this link
 
Let's try to keep your need to insult strangers on the internet out of at least one thread.

If you insult him back, he'll throw a hissy fit, put you on ignore and then tell the entire site about it for years .
 

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