Relocation to St Athan - joint services training centre

#2
Questions in the House and hefty offers of Regional Development Agency funding tied to jobs in local constituencies may have more influence over any decision in the MoD :cry:

It would be roughly a 250 acre development for logistics, languages, photography, military police and security. We could still accommodate other developments within the site. We think it would be wrong at this point to argue for either one because we think that one of the biggest strengths of our bid is, as Chris has said, that we are the only bidders that can a single site solution and the Midlands MPs were making quite a bit of fuss about huge economies of scale which come with that.
 
#3
Outstanding. You seem to have a strong interest in St Athan? Your not in the employ of the Welsh Assembly Government are you?
 
#5
This old chestnut again. Chicksands is one of the 6 Tri-Service Federated Defence Training Establishments as the provider of Sy, Language, Int & Phot (SLIP) trg. There is ample real estate there to undertake all this training across the entire defence community. The idea of co-locating Logisitics and SLIP trg is somewhat baffling. Although I did hear a rumour Deepcut was being sold off. The Welsh politicians, understandably, want as many jobs in their constituencies as possible. Just becasue they want it, doesn't mean it's going to happen. Now that St Athen is home to the SF support group it's unlikely to close. It also unlikely that the entire defence training regime will co-locate there. The idea is to have fewer sites, not 1.
 
#7
If you don't have language trg undertaken at the same site as the other SLIP trg then what's the point of the review? DISC has 'owned' the Defence School of Languages for some time. From what I've seen of DSL, it's not that big and could easily be accomodated in Chicksands. This would be easily paid for by the selling off of the land DSL currently occupies. Lets face it, it's in a much nicer area that Chicksands and it doesn't smell of onions!
 
#8
Some people like the smell of onions in the morning though!!!!

Not this callsign though

To be honest though, I don't know which is a rougher night out-Barry or Bedford?
 
#9
Can't comment on Bedford but Barry is getting better - I kona a girl of 17 with NO children!

She's obviously shunned by the other chavs
 
#10
Op_Int_and_Spy said:
If you don't have language trg undertaken at the same site as the other SLIP trg then what's the point of the review? DISC has 'owned' the Defence School of Languages for some time. From what I've seen of DSL, it's not that big and could easily be accomodated in Chicksands. This would be easily paid for by the selling off of the land DSL currently occupies. Lets face it, it's in a much nicer area that Chicksands and it doesn't smell of onions!
The problem is that the powers that be have an issue of over the English Language Wing at Beaconsfield. They don't want lots of dodgy foreign soldiers kicking about at Chicksands.

I would say that the answer is to move DSL to Chicksands, and relocate the English Language wing to somewhere like Sandhurst (especially as most the students are OCdts on intensive language training before going to RMAS)
 
#11
Hantslad said:
Op_Int_and_Spy said:
If you don't have language trg undertaken at the same site as the other SLIP trg then what's the point of the review? DISC has 'owned' the Defence School of Languages for some time. From what I've seen of DSL, it's not that big and could easily be accomodated in Chicksands. This would be easily paid for by the selling off of the land DSL currently occupies. Lets face it, it's in a much nicer area that Chicksands and it doesn't smell of onions!

The problem is that the powers that be have an issue of over the English Language Wing at Beaconsfield. They don't want lots of dodgy foreign soldiers kicking about at Chicksands
.

I would say that the answer is to move DSL to Chicksands, and relocate the English Language wing to somewhere like Sandhurst (especially as most the students are OCdts on intensive language training before going to RMAS)

Yeah, we've got enough of our own dodgy people at Chicksands as it is!!!!!
 
#12
Op_Int_and_Spy said:
Hantslad said:
Op_Int_and_Spy said:
If you don't have language trg undertaken at the same site as the other SLIP trg then what's the point of the review? DISC has 'owned' the Defence School of Languages for some time. From what I've seen of DSL, it's not that big and could easily be accomodated in Chicksands. This would be easily paid for by the selling off of the land DSL currently occupies. Lets face it, it's in a much nicer area that Chicksands and it doesn't smell of onions!

The problem is that the powers that be have an issue of over the English Language Wing at Beaconsfield. They don't want lots of dodgy foreign soldiers kicking about at Chicksands
.

I would say that the answer is to move DSL to Chicksands, and relocate the English Language wing to somewhere like Sandhurst (especially as most the students are OCdts on intensive language training before going to RMAS)

Yeah, we've got enough of our own dodgy people at Chicksands as it is!!!!!
Yeah I remember from my time there!
 
#13
Considering the RMP have just moved from Chichester to Portsmouth in order to join their RN, RM and RAF counterparts I seriously doubt all the tri-service establishments would go the St Athans.
 
#15
Are the Welsh Guards still at RAF St Athan or have they gone to man sentry boxes in London again?
 
#17
adastra said:
Questions in the House and hefty offers of Regional Development Agency funding tied to jobs in local constituencies may have more influence over any decision in the MoD :cry:

It would be roughly a 250 acre development for logistics, languages, photography, military police and security. We could still accommodate other developments within the site. We think it would be wrong at this point to argue for either one because we think that one of the biggest strengths of our bid is, as Chris has said, that we are the only bidders that can a single site solution and the Midlands MPs were making quite a bit of fuss about huge economies of scale which come with that.
So adastra you're signed up to this are you?

What was your passion about Dryad and Military Police and Security on other threads all about then?

Just for a laugh you could just get a life.

Speculating about the future of Chicksands is just fcukin pointless - it's bound to close soon - they've just spent a shack load of money improving the accommodation.

Anyway - for real members of this forum - remember the laughs we had in the secret bunker below Templer parade square in Ashford - oh how I laughed when the martians landed and we couldn't fit the flying saucer into the bunker.
 
#20
Is anyone not moving to St Athen? At this rate the whole army will be there!!!!!!!!!1
 
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