Reducing numbers in Germany

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Legs, Feb 2, 2006.

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  1. A large number of Germany based units have been disbanded or relocated to the UK in recent years, and now another Bde is to go. Many soldiers joined the Army to travel and live in other parts of the world. The choices are shrinking. With fewer and fewer overseas postings (as opposed to operational deployments) will this have a detrimental affect on recruiting and retention? How long until only UK postings are available for the rank and file?
  2. What is a UK posting these days? 6 months in the sand pit or Bos or somewhere else in the Middle East followed by a couple R&R before being shipped out again.

    You are right though. A lot of people join up to travel. I was one of them and I am certainly travelling, but then I am a sad singly with no roots to speak of.

    Less troops, less postings, more deployments, o-v-e-r-s-t-r-e-t-c-h......

    This is just troop reductions through the back door.