Mail On Sunday: "Britain's New Model Army"

#2
Progress, that and we don't need 100,000's of troops to maintain a long dead empire. As defence forces go were quite big compared to our land mass.
 

CanteenCowboy

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#4
It was in the 'Mail' and I thought it was the latest cunning plan to cover up the manpower shortages in seven years time.............................
 
#5
Progress, that and we don't need 100,000's of troops to maintain a long dead empire. As defence forces go were quite big compared to our land mass.
But not compared to our population or our resources.
 
#7
What a shit graphic that really is. Did they get some old boy to sketch it out on a beer mat after a few sherbets yesterday?
 
#8
Plus they've got the Household Cavalry wrong as they have it, as it is still 2 seperate regiments with 2 seprate capbadges, uniforms and traditions. They make it look like one capbadge etc.
 
#11
We have less horses and bayonets than we did 100 years ago as well.
As someone a bit better paid than me said not so long ago.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#16
Yes in comparison with other Northen European Countries 6.7 p/1000 Capita compared to an average of 4/1000 Capita. So as I said for a DEFENCE force.
Unfortunately we're defending the UK in Afghanistan, and Iraq before that - oops, not a defence force then? Think the figures are a bit high on the WIKI page as well.
 
#17
Progress, that and we don't need 100,000's of troops to maintain a long dead empire. As defence forces go were quite big compared to our land mass.
Shhhhh .... you'll end up with hordes of traumatised DM readers clogging up the NHS. Just let them go on believing it's 1950, best all round.
 

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