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Couldn't agree more strongly.The problem might be the banning of wearing uniform in public,If they are invisible on the streets then how will civvies be able to get any idea of what they look like when they're not getting shot at in foreign countries.
Fcuk upsetting religious minorities,let the lads wear uniform in public,they're going to all be stationed in the UK anyway pretty soon,soldiers shouldn't be anonymous,they are part of society just the same as the Police or Fire service?
I don't need to make that adjustment.You just need to make the mental adjustment to that fact than in future any storms will be not be handled by the use of military power unless the baddies are actually landing on our beaches.
It's a concept that about a hundred and eighty something countries in the world don't appear to have any difficulty with. We'll catch on evetually.
I don't need to make that adjustment.
I am reasonably confident, however, that whatever it is our Army gets used for next, if it ain't defeating 3 Shock Army, it won't have a scoobie, because it looks like that's all they're planning to prep for.
I'll lay money they're not planning for anything that resembles what they next have to deal with.They aren't planning for that either. Or at least if they are, they're planning annihilation in an afternoon.
You wouldn't know it from the mixed dress I see adorning the few soldiers still operating out of the Recruiting Office in Coventry City Centre, when they pop up the way for a lunchtime banjo from Tesco Express.
I'll lay money they're not planning for anything that resembles what they next have to deal with.
Unless it happens that we go to war with a nation whose Army fights using GENFOR doctrine.