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New CGS Named

#1
BBC putting the link out

See here

RAF and Navy positions named too.

I hope he does as well as the current incumbent; he has a hard act to follow.
 
#2
It will be interesting to hear and read what Gen Dannatt has to say to us all when he is free to do so. All credit to him - at least he tried to be honest and open, unlike so many of his predecessors. Somehow I don't think he'll be complementary about the politicians.
 
#3
He spoke to us a couple of weeks ago and i have to say i was quite impressed. Very down to earth and appeared to be very interested in our opinions. Also brutally honest on a few topics but unfortunately 'chatham house rules' forbid their repetition here.............
 
#4
in_the_cheapseats said:
BBC putting the link out

See here

RAF and Navy positions named too.

I hope he does as well as the current incumbent; he has a hard act to follow.

I totally agree.

I do think the gubment might be getting a few choice words from him once he has been let go.
 

Legs

ADC
Book Reviewer
#5
I don't think that there's any real surprise about the appointment of Gen Richards to the post of CGS. I worked for him some years ago when he was ACGS and struck me as a very down to earth, soldier's soldier.

Good luck to him, I hope he does as good a job as Gen Dannatt.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
Good luck to the new man.

As for Gen. Sir Richard Dannatt speaking out more once he's left the job, I have a suspicion that he will say no more, and no less . . . .












....... until the best military service book in a LONG, LONG time hits the high street book shops, in which the atrocious treatment of our armed forces is laid bare in all its disgusting truth. :twisted:

It'll be an international best seller, and I'll be buying one.
 

Legs

ADC
Book Reviewer
#8
basso said:
And if the Good Lord spares me, so shall I.
He's spared you this long old fella, a few more years shouldn't be too much of an ask!
 
#10
Shurely shum mistake? Not a double barrel name amongst them! What are the Armed Forces coming to?

P-T
 
#14
I'd certainly agree with the key discussions here around the nature of the hard act General Richards has to follow. General Dannatts' *really* managed very well in this space and I look forward to hearing his choice phrasing on retirement to his farm in Norfolk.
 
#15
hackle said:
postman_twit said:
Shurely shum mistake? Not a double barrel name amongst them! What are the Armed Forces coming to?

P-T
Has there ever been a CGS with a double-barreled name?
No.

Although one CIGS was double barrelled:

Field Marshal Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd GCB, GCVO, KCMG 1933–1936

He is the only one since 1660 when the post of General-in-Chief Command was first held.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_of_the_Imperial_General_Staff
 
#16
But what's the deal with grey man Stirrup being extended? Oh, think I've just answered my own question.
 
#18
Excellent, I think the new CGS will be just as much behind his boys and girls, as the current incumbent.

While I'm sorry that Sir Richard wasn't extended or promoted to CDS , I do not think Sir David will let up on the momentum created by Sir Richard.

Can I take this opportunity to invite CGS to come and have Beer and Curry supper (Busting it am) with a TA unit if he ever has a chance? :D

Blimey AM, you have a point there!!! "Flog them Mr. Christian!"
 
#20
Interesting that the new CAS hasn't even got a K yet, and has a surprisingly non-operational background.

AM Dalton

Presumably he's very cerebral, and with his CCI/ISTAR and DG Typhoon background is there to steer the RAF into the "new equipment" era. All rather "non-sharp-end" career in recent years, though.
 

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