SFSG no longer required. 600 support posts to go

#1
Special Forces: 600 Support Posts To Go

Just found this on Sky news.

Around 600 posts could be cut from the support network for Britain's special forces after the military pull-out from Afghanistan.

The posts will be closed and those affected will go back to their original jobs.
 
#7
According to the numerous media leaks over the past week, so could Brittania Naval College, the Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Flight, and so on.
This is just another round of lobbying, with people in the various firms saying to their mates in the media :
"If we take a cut, Daisy, this particular public Sacred Cow, will, sadly, get the bullet. So wouldn't it be better for all concerned if Daisy is left alone in my field, and that bloke over there, yes, him, in the funny coloured uniform, if his Cow went to the abbatoir..."
Or, in Blazing Saddles terms...
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#8
People complain that the defence budget needs funding to do X,Y,Z and yet every time people start considering pruning to get real value for money, we see the same tired 'reds to go' etc stories published. How are we supposed to try and balance the budget when the same old tired bandwagons get circulated every time. At some point all three services need to grow up and eat the sacred cows and realise the world won't change as a result.
 
#10
People complain that the defence budget needs funding to do X,Y,Z and yet every time people start considering pruning to get real value for money, we see the same tired 'reds to go' etc stories published. How are we supposed to try and balance the budget when the same old tired bandwagons get circulated every time. At some point all three services need to grow up and eat the sacred cows and realise the world won't change as a result.
Jim, whenever the 'restructuring/streamlining' phrase crops up then first initial reaction is cuts & cuts.

I also despise that rebalancing term too..


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#12
But this has been on the cards for a while and not very surprising that when forced to find savings DSF are going to see SFSG as a convenient sacrificial limb...
 
#13
It's pretty easy to see which entrenched interests have which tame journos, isn't it?
 
#14
But this has been on the cards for a while and not very surprising that when forced to find savings DSF are going to see SFSG as a convenient sacrificial limb...
Surely the HAC could be cut first.
 
#15
Terrific news, by cutting 600 highly trained and effective Soldiers we should free up enough cash to buy at least another half a dozen horses for the Household Cavalry or perhaps a few new sets of parade skirts for the Fijian ceremonial Bn in Edinburgh. Our potential foes must be passing bricks at the very thought of it.
 
#16
Well they have to pay for Armed Reserves increased budget somehow.
 
#17
They've said most assets will be redeployed, and that Para Reg and the booties are safe as they've either been ringfenced in the case of army, or cuts have already been made in case of Navy.....

Who does that leave? :)
 

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#18
It is true. Otherwise, SFSG would have been ringfenced in the latest round of redundancies.
You might want to have another look at the Tranche 3 DIN.

I would not be surprised if they do some drawing down on the SFSG. It has grown significantly since it was formed to meet the huge demands in Afghanistan and elsewhere. If the demands reduce, so can the size of the unit. All it will mean is that the manpower draw from 2 & 3 Para to feed 1 Para will be reduced, ditto for RM.
 
#19
They better bloody well not shut the bugger down. Regular job for our place that. Always get a brew out of the stores and then pop over to the SPAR over the road for fags pies etc :)
 
#20
Terrific news, by cutting 600 highly trained and effective Soldiers we should free up enough cash to buy at least another half a dozen horses for the Household Cavalry or perhaps a few new sets of parade skirts for the Fijian ceremonial Bn in Edinburgh. Our potential foes must be passing bricks at the very thought of it.
They're not being cut. They're being moved back to their original units. So the article says anyway.
 
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