Report from the Defence Select Committee

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The Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) has an authorized strength of 46,000 and maintains some 45,800 personnel and operates 119 major warships, including twenty submarines, fifty-three destroyers and frigates, twenty-nine mine warfare ships and boats, nine patrol craft, and nine amphibious ships(total displacement of approx. 432,000 tons)[2] . It also flies some 179 fixed-wing aircraft and 135 helicopters. Most of these aircraft are used in antisubmarine and mine warfare operations

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Maritime_Self-Defense_Force#JMSDF_Fleet

Think we could learn from them,

Duncan
 
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The report is actually about Medical Care for the Armed Forces.

Browsable HTML version HERE

PDF version of the full report HERE

BAFF submitted written evidence to the Inquiry, and a number of ARRSers submitted comments online.
 
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103. In terms of funding, Combat Stress received money from the Veterans' Agency and from the war pension treatment and travel allowance. However, this was in itself problematic, as a very small proportion of those whom it treated (around 2% in 2006) were in receipt of a war pension. Commodore Elliott explained that "we do not turn them away; we worry about them first and how the hell we are to fund what we are doing for them comes second".[80


sorrt of attitude I like, though the government will readily spend £100 billion to prop up a bank, but not an extra penny for the armed forces in any way

Duncan
 

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