News story: Libyan Armed Forces to be trained in UK

Discussion in 'MoD News' started by MoD_RSS, Jul 9, 2013.

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  2. Training Middle Eastern soldiers has never ever gone wrong and never will.
  3. what about north africans?
  4. Hope they are paying ... Oh wait, who Am I trying to kid!
  5. You're right.
    Where's the Mess Webley?
  6. No matter who trains them they'll always be shit.
  7. So there will be somebody else moaning about "Training in fecking Wales for operations in 50 degree heat, ffs!"
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  8. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Wales? Nope, Bassingbourn Barracks, Royston, Cambridgeshire. Nice and flat, if nothing else. Was Depot the Queen's Div for many years, and also the scene of the filming of the first half of Full Metal Jacket - Hoo Haa!

    Seriously, are these chaps going to be 'real' Libyan Army? Is there a real Libyan Army? Will they fire AKs or what? Wil lthey be allowed out? They will want to go drinking and whoring - it's a natural Squaddy requirement - and attemptsto gate them will likely be futile, IMHO. And shall we start an ARRSE book on how many do a runner, and decide to stay over here and claim asylum?
  9. Also used for filming Memphis Belle.
  10. They'll probably want their own forum too...
  11. Why not train them in Libya?
  12. Because the force protection package would need to be bigger than the training team. It is all a bit wild west there at the moment.
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  13. None of them will claim asylum, honest.
  14. Bassingbourne in the winter - they will be claiming for cruel and unusual treatment at the Hague!
  15. There British Army trains soldiers from all over the world in the UK.

    Is there anything done to prevent it?