Many soldiers think of quitting.

#3
Heresay only:

Approx 25% of 3 Para have signed off.

Local Loggie Regt - 200 signed off when they were warned off for Iraqistan, again.
 
#4
But of course, the army is still not over stretched.
 
#5
One in 5 wants to quit as soon as possible.

I wonder what the figure is historically?

The figure in 1945-46 was far higher , after all Labour landslided as a result.
 

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#6
mistersoft said:
But of course, the army is still not over stretched.
Only stretched. But then so is an elastic band & as we know, the more one of those is stretched the less effective it becomes.
 
#7
As eveyuk says, if you look at any organisation/job you'd probably find similar numbers and certainly within the NHS. Morale has never been lower in the NHS for the last 30yrs or so and it doesn't necessarily mean they will all leave!

However, if CS's figs are approaching accurate then we really do have a problem!

CS, how reliable do you think those numbers are?
 
#8
What are the rules now for leaving servie, I know that the whole thing has changed since my day when You had to serve a further year after You signed off - how diffierent is it.

If the survey truly represents the armed forces - and given the sample I cannot see why it doesn't, then we are going to be in the same situation as the mid 70s.
 
#9
Soldiers are always on about signing off , its par for the course . I think it is more anti- government spin.Me and my muckers are looking forward to our return to the land of cheap beer and fags, a bit of POTL and Christmas leave . Then we will all be happy again . (i hope)
 
#10
PartTimePongo said:
One in 5 wants to quit as soon as possible.

I wonder what the figure is historically?

The figure in 1945-46 was far higher , after all Labour landslided as a result.
Hardly a fair comparison given that that was a citzen conscript army.
 

diplomat

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#11
Is CGS one of them?
 

diplomat

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#12
Mad_Moriarty said:
Just posted on the BBC

More here
Mad Moriaty,

Why not start an ARRSE Poll on this thread, or has it been done before?
 
#13
diplomat said:
Mad_Moriarty said:
Just posted on the BBC

More here
Mad Moriaty,

Why not start an ARRSE Poll on this thread, or has it been done before?
Diplomat, just feed the Press whydontcha!!!!!
 

diplomat

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#14
Why not? They need the help!
 
#15
paveway_3 said:
Soldiers are always on about signing off , its par for the course . I think it is more anti- government spin.Me and my muckers are looking forward to our return to the land of cheap beer and fags, a bit of POTL and Christmas leave . Then we will all be happy again . (i hope)
Spot on mate, crock of she-ite
 
#17
Lets not forget there is far better money to be had on "The Circuit". Simple economics really. Security Companies know the true value of your average squaddie which is more than this government does.
 
#18
How mercenary can you get?
 
#19
Another typical BBC anti government bias story...

I used to think about signing off once a month at least, doing it is another matter...

its like saying

"most of Army think about having sex with prostymatutes"

of course they f ucking do, between getting drunk, paying for sex and lagging your pants that takes up about 75 percent of a squaddies down time

or was that just me?
 
#20
Napoelon call his men the Old Grumblers.
Ticking, Chinffing pizzed off with the system is nothing new.
On one confidential interview with CO I was asked about signing on. It was only time I had seriously thought about comming out, just before 12 year point. My Mate had asured me we could get jobs in Mid East, top money, Bell Helicopters.
I mention this to CO. Your not anti army just want better procpects. Yes not happy UK.
A week later offer of posting to Brunei. I stayed in.
john
1979 and I turned down Big Bucks with Bell in Iran.
 

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