Oh feck, Peter Imbert will be spinning in his grave.
It’s interesting, no Defence Secretary would dare suggest or implement direct entry at Major or Lt Col level into the military like May did to the police.
Even after the sub par performance of many military middle and senior leadership over the Afghan and Iraq campaigns. The criticism of the police by May, could just as easily be applied to the military.
The military are still sacred cows who cannot be openly criticised by politicians for fear of being seen to be unpatriotic.
In one of the 'Flashman' books, possibly 'Flashman at the charge' he makes the observation that had the Crimean war been more successful then a lot of the failings of the command structure would have been ignored. He adds (the books being 'written' round the beginning of the 20th century) that the army wasn't doing so well in South Africa, where the commanders had not purchased their commissions. Which is an interesting point.Raglan, Cardigan and Lucan...
As a new recruit on the two-year Detective Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) you will spend the majority of your time on the frontline, learning alongside experienced officers.
That will be one of those CHILDREN with a full beard and facial hair no doubtMore to this, anyone in the know?