RMP Redundancy - Army to reduce to 80,000 personnel

#2
'bout 25 quid.
 
#3
Maybe they should just get rid of them all. If you listen to most of the Walts in here who purport to be SIB, they seem to run the whole of RMP on their own. So get rid of the uniformed ones. 25 quid sounds good western
 
#4
Easy, £95k plus pension.

Unfortunately I seriously doubt that in the current climate the RMP will reduce in the near future!!
 
#5
Where do you get your information about a reduction to 80,000 from? It's taken us years to get anywhere near the 101,800 target (and we're not there yet) so why on earth would we be making pointless cuts? In case you haven't noticed, some parts of the Army are a bit busy at the moment.
 
#7
Ethel_the_Aardvark said:
Where do you get your information about a reduction to 80,000 from? It's taken us years to get anywhere near the 101,800 target (and we're not there yet) so why on earth would we be making pointless cuts? In case you haven't noticed, some parts of the Army are a bit busy at the moment.
Info has come down the CoC. Pointless cuts? Cuts are always for a reason.
 
#8
'Info has come down the CoC. Pointless cuts? Cuts are always for a reason.'

For no better reason than Gordon has overspent, doesn't give a damn about the armed forces and sees an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.

The cuts that I hear are in the pipeline for the RN will make crewing the existing (much depleted) fleet very difficult, not to mention crewing the carriers.
 
#9
I read something the other day about restructuring, but not about cutbacks. Heard once that if we drop below 100,000 we become a Militia. Is that true or just urban myth?
 
#10
The definition of an 'Army' is a body of 100,000 men - an old outdated definition as many countries now have 'armies' well under that strength.
 
#11
AFA06 said:
The definition of an 'Army' is a body of 100,000 men - an old outdated definition as many countries now have 'armies' well under that strength.
Thanks. Thought i was going mad for a moment.

So where did this info about RMP redundencies come from?
 
#12
Labour are probably planning a new government trial scheme of RMPCSO's.

A bit like RMP's with no power of arrest they will wander around camps wearing ever so slightly different uniforms making the troops think they are genuine monkeys. They will not be able to rise above the rank of L/Cpl but they will start on a Full Screws pay.

After several years of on the whole not being good value for money the government will invest more into TA RMP's in the hope that people will volunteer to do some Police work with powers of arrest in their own time.
 
#13
Did'nt the Army have something similar in the dark ages called AMP's?
 
#14
CTU-UK said:
I read something the other day about restructuring, but not about cutbacks. Heard once that if we drop below 100,000 we become a Militia. Is that true or just urban myth?

It would be termed as a Defence Force rather than Army (see the post under your original), but definitely not a Militia.

Militia:
1. An army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers.
2. A military force that is not part of a regular army and is subject to call for service in an emergency.
3. The whole body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service.


/pedant mode
 
#15
CTU-UK said:
Did'nt the Army have something similar in the dark ages called AMP's?
Auxiliary Military Police I seem to remember, I got spammed to do the course which was only a couple of days long. Didn't get to swan about pretending to be a monkey though (thankfully). Somehow the three pieces of paper on the RSM's desk got muddled up and my course result went to the bottom of the pile. Sorry smudge, those kickings you got for being a plastic pig were all my fault.
 
#16
Gremlin said:
CTU-UK said:
I read something the other day about restructuring, but not about cutbacks. Heard once that if we drop below 100,000 we become a Militia. Is that true or just urban myth?

It would be termed as a Defence Force rather than Army (see the post under your original), but definitely not a Militia.

Militia:
1. An army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers.
2. A military force that is not part of a regular army and is subject to call for service in an emergency.
3. The whole body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service.


/pedant mode
Thanks Grem
 
#17
So judging by number 2 and 3, did that make the British Army of Second World War and subsequent Nagtional Service Militia's.

Genuine Question. No Wah
 
#18
CTU-UK said:
So judging by number 2 and 3, did that make the British Army of Second World War and subsequent Nagtional Service Militia's.

Genuine Question. No Wah
I wouldn't say so as a Militia is a standing (or rather sitting) force, trained and waiting to be mobilised. The Yeomanry could also be seen as part of the Militia, but that debate tends to raise some rather heated argument on here! ;)
And no I am not implying that the current TA is a Militia, although it could be seen as such prior to 1907.

Regarding the AMP thing, are you sure that you are not thinking of am APM?:


The deployment of the Military Police on the Western Front:

Initially, each army Division was assigned the following military police:

Assistant Provost Marshal. (A commissioned officer, usually with the rank of Captain).

25 NCOs of the Military Mounted Police.
Edited to add:

Maybe not as I have just seen TOP's post!
 
#19
RMP Redundancies? You may dream if you like.

What intrigues me is why the original poster put this thread in RHQ suggesting a reduction in Army strength of about 20% and though it seems it is public knowledge, there is not a whisper of this in the press or the media.

Then why specifically ask about RMP redundancies? The whole Corps only represents 2% of the Army so who might the others be?

Tree, barking, wrong.
 
#20
Thanks Grem. You are the font of all knowledge.

No AMP. I remember them as a young buck in germany. Auxilary Military Police. Usually RP Staff from Teath Arm Units who wore red Berets and own Cap Badge. Went on patrol, Armed
 

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