LOA Shock News But No One Has Mentioned It Yet

#1
Can't belive the German Based Bean stealers havn't mentioned the cut in LOA as stated in the Sixth Sense. 8O

Why don't just pull out of Germany, settle in the UK :? Just think of all the money saved from all the admin costs to base the troops there. Then that money could be ploughed back into the wage packets or equipment. No need to pay for SSAFA health contract, SCE, loads of civil servant jobs, also LEC, LED wouldn't be needed. Sooner it happens the better, you know it makes sense :D
 
#2
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
Can't belive the German Based Bean stealers havn't mentioned the cut in LOA as stated in the Sixth Sense. 8O

Why don't just pull out of Germany, settle in the UK :? Just think of all the money saved from all the admin costs to base the troops there. Then that money could be ploughed back into the wage packets or equipment. No need to pay for SSAFA health contract, SCE, loads of civil servant jobs, also LEC, LED wouldn't be needed. Sooner it happens the better, you know it makes sense :D
You really think that would happen? :roll:
 
#3
Is there room to pull everyone back, with the constant selling-off of MoD property, and barracks closing.
 
#4
smudge67 said:
Is there room to pull everyone back, with the constant selling-off of MoD property, and barracks closing.
The reduction in the number of the Armed Forces is way ahead of the property sell off I'm sure.
 
#5
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
smudge67 said:
Is there room to pull everyone back, with the constant selling-off of MoD property, and barracks closing.
The reduction in the number of the Armed Forces is way ahead of the property sell off I'm sure.
You're probably right. In 2006 there were 21,960 Army personnel stationed in BFG, that was 20% of the Army at that time. Has it declined since then?
 
#6
smudge67 said:
You're probably right. In 2006 there were 21,960 Army personnel stationed in BFG, that was 20% of the Army at that time. Has it declined since then?
How the fuck do I know? Do I look like Comd (UKSC(G))??
 
#9
smudge67 said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
smudge67 said:
Is there room to pull everyone back, with the constant selling-off of MoD property, and barracks closing.
The reduction in the number of the Armed Forces is way ahead of the property sell off I'm sure.
You're probably right. In 2006 there were 21,960 Army personnel stationed in BFG, that was 20% of the Army at that time. Has it declined since then?
It will have with 4 Bde moving back and re-rolling in Catterick.
 
#10
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
Can't belive the German Based Bean stealers havn't mentioned the cut in LOA as stated in the Sixth Sense.
I would imagine that the singlies who bought nice shiney cars based on their LOA are a bit miffed about the drop in LOA as well.
Funny thing about the Sixth Sense was in the classifieds, the multitude of adverts that go along the lines of:

'BMW Z4 M Roadster 3246cc, self heating seats, on board SatNav, Auto Air Con etc.... Contact Gnr Smith Tel...............'

Big tax free cars, great while the LOA is good or until you're posted to the UK and realise how much the road tax and petrol is.
 
#12
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
Can't belive the German Based Bean stealers havn't mentioned the cut in LOA as stated in the Sixth Sense. 8O

Why don't just pull out of Germany, settle in the UK :? Just think of all the money saved from all the admin costs to base the troops there. Then that money could be ploughed back into the wage packets or equipment. No need to pay for SSAFA health contract, SCE, loads of civil servant jobs, also LEC, LED wouldn't be needed. Sooner it happens the better, you know it makes sense :D
You really think that would happen? :roll:
Sooner than you think Oh Lord :wink:
 
#13
I'm off to Osnabruck next Sunday (6th Oct) as apparently the last person out forgot to lock the bloody gates. I shall be having more than a drink or two at the Winkelhausen Ecke and reliving battles fought and hearts won. If wifi ennables I may even wax lyrical, whilst in my cups, to Arrsers everywhere, I may even raise my voice a decibel or two because fek it, even the monkeys have left now!
 
#16
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
Sooner than you think Oh Lord :wink:
Do you seriously think that any money saved by not commiting to BFG would go directly to wage packets or equipment? If so, I feel you're a tad naive towards how it all works. Any money not spent will be seen as a saving (hence the idea of pulling out) and thus seen as a tick in the 'saving' box. That saving would of course be levied against our huge current overspending and certainly not directed towards worthwhile areas such as wages or equipment. We all know it will be given as an offering to the Treasury in order to allow a group of bean counters to get a knighthood.
 
#17
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
Sooner than you think Oh Lord :wink:
Do you seriously think that any money saved by not commiting to BFG would go directly to wage packets or equipment? If so, I feel you're a tad naive towards how it all works. Any money not spent will be seen as a saving (hence the idea of pulling out) and thus seen as a tick in the 'saving' box. That saving would of course be levied against our huge current overspending and certainly not directed towards worthwhile areas such as wages or equipment. We all know it will be given as an offering to the Treasury in order to allow a group of bean counters to get a knighthood.
No I'm not, might know more than you think :twisted: Just think by pulling everyone out of BFG and into massive garrisons built on the soon to be defunct Heathrow & Gatwick airports. Also the savings if we didn't have to provide MQ's, all pads & singlies live on camp. Then the pads just go home at the week-ends, to homes that their wives want to be in & can do what they want to. Scrap all the claims that people put in for missing a meal, staying in a hotel & having to buy a newspaper. Instead just issue a bus or a rail warrant with a packed meal, massive savings there as well. Sounds daft, no just cast your minds back to the late 40's & 50's when in service for King & Country, very few servicemen where accompanied, some went of for a very long time, leaving their families back in blighty. To much money is wasted on niff naff & trivia in this day and age :twisted: And whilst I am at it, bring back hanging :twisted:
 
#18
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
Sooner than you think Oh Lord :wink:
Do you seriously think that any money saved by not commiting to BFG would go directly to wage packets or equipment? If so, I feel you're a tad naive towards how it all works. Any money not spent will be seen as a saving (hence the idea of pulling out) and thus seen as a tick in the 'saving' box. That saving would of course be levied against our huge current overspending and certainly not directed towards worthwhile areas such as wages or equipment. We all know it will be given as an offering to the Treasury in order to allow a group of bean counters to get a knighthood.
No I'm not, might know more than you think :twisted: Just think by pulling everyone out of BFG and into massive garrisons built on the soon to be defunct Heathrow & Gatwick airports. Also the savings if we didn't have to provide MQ's, all pads & singlies live on camp. Then the pads just go home at the week-ends, to homes that their wives want to be in & can do what they want to. Scrap all the claims that people put in for missing a meal, staying in a hotel & having to buy a newspaper. Instead just issue a bus or a rail warrant with a packed meal, massive savings there as well. Sounds daft, no just cast your minds back to the late 40's & 50's when in service for King & Country, very few servicemen where accompanied, some went of for a very long time, leaving their families back in blighty. To much money is wasted on niff naff & trivia in this day and age :twisted: And whilst I am at it, bring back hanging :twisted:
................and puttees! :D
 
#19
soprano54 said:
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
Sooner than you think Oh Lord :wink:
Do you seriously think that any money saved by not commiting to BFG would go directly to wage packets or equipment? If so, I feel you're a tad naive towards how it all works. Any money not spent will be seen as a saving (hence the idea of pulling out) and thus seen as a tick in the 'saving' box. That saving would of course be levied against our huge current overspending and certainly not directed towards worthwhile areas such as wages or equipment. We all know it will be given as an offering to the Treasury in order to allow a group of bean counters to get a knighthood.
No I'm not, might know more than you think :twisted: Just think by pulling everyone out of BFG and into massive garrisons built on the soon to be defunct Heathrow & Gatwick airports. Also the savings if we didn't have to provide MQ's, all pads & singlies live on camp. Then the pads just go home at the week-ends, to homes that their wives want to be in & can do what they want to. Scrap all the claims that people put in for missing a meal, staying in a hotel & having to buy a newspaper. Instead just issue a bus or a rail warrant with a packed meal, massive savings there as well. Sounds daft, no just cast your minds back to the late 40's & 50's when in service for King & Country, very few servicemen where accompanied, some went of for a very long time, leaving their families back in blighty. To much money is wasted on niff naff & trivia in this day and age :twisted: And whilst I am at it, bring back hanging :twisted:
................and puttees! :D
Hang them with their puttees!
 
#20
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
No I'm not, might know more than you think :twisted: Just think by pulling everyone out of BFG and into massive garrisons built on the soon to be defunct Heathrow & Gatwick airports. Also the savings if we didn't have to provide MQ's, all pads & singlies live on camp. Then the pads just go home at the week-ends, to homes that their wives want to be in & can do what they want to. Scrap all the claims that people put in for missing a meal, staying in a hotel & having to buy a newspaper. Instead just issue a bus or a rail warrant with a packed meal, massive savings there as well. Sounds daft, no just cast your minds back to the late 40's & 50's when in service for King & Country, very few servicemen where accompanied, some went of for a very long time, leaving their families back in blighty. To much money is wasted on niff naff & trivia in this day and age :twisted: And whilst I am at it, bring back hanging :twisted:
And all the savings will go straight into our pay packets will it, just like it did with options for change?
And the money to build these new garrisions will come from where?
 

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