Securicor wants Gurkha terror taskforce for the UK

UK Gurkha terror taskforce a good idea?

  • Oh yes!

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  • Only if it includes Ghurkhas of all religions and ethnic backgrounds

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  • Its a start but we need much more

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#1
Way to go!!!

A PARAMILITARY squad of 1,000 former Gurkhas is being set up by Britain’s biggest private security firm to help to handle the aftermath of terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

Group 4 Securicor (G4S), which has presented its plans to government, says the unit could help emergency services evacuate victims, cordon off disaster scenes and protect against looters.

The aim is to take on tasks traditionally done by the army, which might not have troops available because of its commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan. The squad would be on permanent stand-by and could be deployed at short notice to help after a terrorist bombing or a natural disaster such as this summer’s flooding in Gloucestershire.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article2368585.ece
 
#2
Alternatively, why not simply ressurect the HSF in a Civil Defence role - or the CD Corps full stop? Fcuking Securicor? Looters? Would that be a fixed penalty? FFS. Grizzled ex-para with an SLR would do the trick though. :roll:
 
#3
Why not just leave Regs and TA alone and get us Long Term Reserves of our fat arrses.
 
#4
only if gangs of chavs can be re classed as terrorists.
and we get videos of there last moments :twisted:
not sure which would be the best bit the look on there faces before they get beaten
or the beating itself :twisted:
 
#5
Good intentions but why a private firm ? Oh and " get us Long Term Reserves of our fat arrses" wasnt that the plan originaly?.

WW
standing by...
 
#6
Please no.
I have served with them and bless them they are hugely loyal and, mostly, and very keen but do not tend to show much initiative which is what would be required in post disaster scenarios. I suspect that Securicorps see it as a cash cow. They could bkeep these guys on a very low retainer and charge the govt through the nose for them.
Where would they be based?
accommodated?
Are there enough 'ladies of the Night' in the area that they would be 'stored'

Nightmare
 
#7
Ahhh you see chaps, the “Snivel Libertarians” don’t want to see soldiers on the streets. That would be an admission that everything we have been predicting had come to pass.

“Mummy Mummy why is there a soldier on the street carrying a gun”

“Ahhhh son, that’s cos the Muslims just detonated a dirty bomb and killed half of London. Now the government have been forced to admit the softly softly approach hasn’t worked”.

“But mummy, everyone told me these Muslims weren’t a big threat. I read it on ARSE”

“sorry son, they lied to you”

MUCH better to just have a few Asian Securicor guys standing there. Its PC, and non military. The left wing loonies would lap it up.
 
#8
The Government may go for it.....reasoning that if there is violent civil unrest on a large scale [and the way things are going I think it's a certainty sooner or later] they could use them to beat civpop into submission. The pollies own army to protect themselves and their acolytes.
 
#9
Thought that was the new role for the TA as announced a few years ago - coping with home "events" whilst the Regs fight it out abroad? Mind you, would rather have a load of ex-Johnny G on the streets than some of the Walts you get these days.
 
#10
Just a thought, why must it have to be ex Ghurkas, what's wrong with any ex squaddie who's done afew years ? I doubt if a lot of their language skills are really up to the standard needed to understand all the regional accents and dialects they'd come across in that sort of job.
 
#13
craftsmanx said:
Just a thought, why must it have to be ex Ghurkas, what's wrong with any ex squaddie who's done afew years ? I doubt if a lot of their language skills are really up to the standard needed to understand all the regional accents and dialects they'd come across in that sort of job.
Because Securicor can pay Gurkhas less?
 
#15
Group 4 Securicor which i believe is 'predominantly offshore' owned cash cowing.

What is this country coming too when we start to accept that using Terror as a basic for the private sector to make a profit from is acceptable?

Blackwater on the cheap FFS
 
#16
A-J,

A leading poll. You are a supporter, me thinks!

Put the "No, leave it to the Services"... and I'll vote.

The idea is just daft and even a bit scary. Do we really want a industry run "Home Guard" with no legal standing?

As a earlier writer said, the Gurkas are great soldiers but this is not the role for them.
 
#17
Having re-read the original post I can't see any mention of them being armed. I think the term Para military is perhaps being misused and what they mean is an organised clean up force. It says that they will be used after a terrorist attack not in an anti terror role. Perhaps we could use people who are drawing the dole instead and pay them a decent wage fro doing the sort of job that the army does in cases like this.
 
#18
What a good idea! Another chance for a private company to leach money away from where it really needed - ie the Police, Fire Service, NHS, the Armed Forces - gawd, the list is endless.
Large companies don't offer these services from the goodness of their hearts or with any care for the Country or the community at large. They do it satisfy their shareholders
No doubt Securicor will be able to get a good "spin" on the story and some-one will be stupid enough to even try and get it off the ground
 
#19
happybonzo said:
What a good idea! Another chance for a private company to leach money away from where it really needed - ie the Police, Fire Service, NHS, the Armed Forces - gawd, the list is endless.
Large companies don't offer these services from the goodness of their hearts or with any care for the Country or the community at large. They do it satisfy their shareholdersNo doubt Securicor will be able to get a good "spin" on the story and some-one will be stupid enough to even try and get it off the ground
Of course they do , it's what they're there for. The major shareholders in most large private companies are pension funds , that's how they manage to pay pensions by investing. I'm sure none of us give our labour for the public good, we do it for profit. The problem is the government take money in taxes tto provide services that they fail to provide and then have to pay for private companies to do the things they should be doing. That's called capitalism and the alternative is communism which we all know works wonderfully.
 

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