More "Boots" on the ground

#1
I heard on the radio this morning that we’re doubling (or something to that effect) the number of troops in Stan. I was half asleep at the time so can’t actually remember everything – any ideas?

Ta.
 
#2
If it's true, where the f**k are they getting them from?
 
#4
Down the toyshop they still have boxes of soldiers, modern as well as WW2 ones. We all know it only takes 12 weeks fro basic training so in three months we could double the size of the army.

Or the RN, who now have no more ships, could form a Naval brigade like they did in the 1st and 2nd WW. What about the RAF most of the aircraft could be maintained by civvies so we could give all the extra manpower a rifle and Trenchard turning in his grave (may have a problem with 95% of jobs in RAF open to women though).
 
#6
My assumption was - since it was a US commander whom the BBC News24 were quoting - that the doubling would come from a reinforcement of US manpower, rather than a doubling of the UK contingent. I stand to be corrected...
 
#8
fas_et_gloria said:
My assumption was - since it was a US commander whom the BBC News24 were quoting - that the doubling would come from a reinforcement of US manpower, rather than a doubling of the UK contingent. I stand to be corrected...


Dont know wether the yanks could double their manpower either,
They are prity overstretched to. :eek:
 
#9
brewmeister said:
If it's true, where the f**k are they getting them from?
Excerpt from an AP article in the Evening Bulletin:

The NATO-commanded force will have troops from 36 nations, but most of them are coming from Britain, Canada and the Netherlands.
 
#10
Thanks for that Virgil. The original post made it sound as if the British contingent was doubling in size.
 

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