SAS Farewell

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#2
Not first in threads about this though!!
 
#3
Not that I am such a special soldier, but if I were ever axed because some beancounter decides so, I'd surely appreciate it if a major general would come to tell me! Even if he cannot be named...
 
#4
Not first in threads about this though!!
True, but the latest article and confirmation.

Let's face it, if the 'Special Forces' sacred cow is being butchered, nothing else is going to be off limits.
 
#5
Not first in threads about this though!!
Yes but the other thread isn't filled with enough wailing and nashing of teeth for MrTracey's taste, nor has it been derailed from the original topic to dripping about the fate of the TA in general.
 
#6
Oldest trick in the book. "Reduce by a Regiment" = get rid of an RHQ and associated clag (lots of regular staff, by the way), make a headline that makes it look like you are taking real pain but end up with more or less the same number of actual fighting troops. I don't think anyone should be fooled into thinking that this is going to end up with a dramatic reduction in the number of 'blades'.

More interesting than 'losing a regiment' is what the SDSR ends up telling them they are there to do. SFSG lite ? Take on the LSDI role on NATO's flanks ?! IRs for the RMP ?
 
#8
As stated in MrT's link at the top of this page, rumour control has it that 23's time is up. Hopefully as already stated this will result in the culling of RHQ and all the deployable man-power being retained.
 

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#13
TA SAS cut by half, TA SAS in TA Teeth Arm category .....
... and TA Teeth Arm in TA category; does that mean that the TA are going to be cut in half?


..... plus people will bite on here.
Yeah, OK mate, but if you look down past your feet you'll notice a blue and green ball shaped thing. That's planet Earth, feel free to join us any time you want.
 
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Yeah, OK mate, but if you look down past your feet you'll notice a blue and green ball shaped thing. That's planet Earth, feel free to join us any time you want.
I'm alright in the heavens thank you very much.

Willy waving aside, the closest capbadges to TA SAS are what then?
 
#17
Cuts are coming. Nothing is sacred. Such is life. We can all bitch but something has to give.
 
#19
If you are talking BRF role then you're not that far off. 8 bods every Herrick is what the HAC have to supply at the moment and being 1 Patrols Sqn only at the moment I could imagine this is taking its toll.
 

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