Ministry of Defence seeks to maximise Reserves contribution through new review

Sarastro

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ROTO1 saw the employment of ICSC en masse.
Forgot to mention, surely that was just because all of ICSC (Regulars too) was shut down and crossdecked to COVID posts. The various idiocies surrounding that seem to have had more to do with ICSC staff than the mobilisation, and they definitely applied to Regulars as well.

Finally, evidence that One Army exists!
 
Forgot to mention, surely that was just because all of ICSC (Regulars too) was shut down and crossdecked to COVID posts. The various idiocies surrounding that seem to have had more to do with ICSC staff than the mobilisation, and they definitely applied to Regulars as well.

Finally, evidence that One Army exists!
The decision was taken at the JSCSC level, not ICSC.
 
The specialist contribution military reservists have made across society during Britain’s battle against coronavirus will help inform a review examining how defence can maximise the skills of its Reserve Forces.

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Why do I get the horrible feeling that this might be lizard-speak for "generalists had nothing to offer during RESCRIPT, so let's 'deep six' them, keep a small cohort of deep specialists and put the savings into some lovely shiny Regular stuff"?
The Bison must be laughing so hard that he's dropped his fish and chips.
 
Why do I get the horrible feeling that this might be lizard-speak for "generalists had nothing to offer during RESCRIPT, so let's 'deep six' them, keep a small cohort of deep specialists and put the savings into some lovely shiny Regular stuff"?
The Bison must be laughing so hard that he's dropped his fish and chips.
If I was being cyncial, I would say that Op RESCRIPT rapidly became an exercise in preserving Regular Army numbers against the background of a the imminent defence review.
 
They weren't tented. They were located inside repurposed existing structures in order to protect against fall-out and biological and chemical agents. As such, they could be put into a modern enclosed arena, shopping mall or large warehouse.

The downside is that because of the technology of the time, everything (drawings, schedules, etc.) was hard copy.
They had been updated since.

I know as I did some of it.
 

Buddy!

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Of course they will want to. This period has stripped away all the nonsense work of keeping people busy for the sake of it, what are we left with... Cost saving opportunities.
 
If I was being cyncial, I would say that Op RESCRIPT rapidly became an exercise in preserving Regular Army numbers against the background of a the imminent defence review.
And the OBEs for the OJARs. Don't forget those...
 
Let's not talk about the troop of Engineers that have been mobilised and are sat at home on full pay doing f*ck all for the duration of this pandemic eh?

Then again, this was the same unit where the old CO believed in literally f*cking some of his females as well as the way he figuratively f*cked the Regiment so its not surprising.

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QRK2

LE
Let's not talk about the troop of Engineers that have been mobilised and are sat at home on full pay doing f*ck all for the duration of this pandemic eh?

Then again, this was the same unit where the old CO believed in literally f*cking some of his females as well as the way he figuratively f*cked the Regiment so its not surprising.

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Only a Troop? some of the Infantry have managed whole companies on that essential tasking.
 
Only a Troop? some of the Infantry have managed whole companies on that essential tasking.
I heard about that. Rumour Group has it that the CoC found transferring OPCOM between parent and employing fmn somewhat, err...'challenging'.
 

lextalionis

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