SLR- Returns

#1
Gents, heard it here first. The SLR is coming back into service in around 2012.

The SA80 A2 rifle will start being phased out in 2010 ish.

Thats what I heard from a civil servant mate- who also told me the planned trip of 30 thousand troops going to Kuwait back in October2 002, when it wasnt announced until early 2003, for those that remember.
 
#3
armies said:
Gents, heard it here first. The SLR is coming back into service in around 2012.

The SA80 A2 rifle will start being phased out in 2010 ish.

Thats what I heard from a civil servant mate- who also told me the planned trip of 30 thousand troops going to Kuwait back in October2 002, when it wasnt announced until early 2003, for those that remember.
WAHHHH
 
#4
yeh and my mate dave down the pub said that DPM is going next month and there bringing back red jackets and muskets,

oh and when im at it at of next saturday (you cant tell anyone this its a secret) there going to make the crabs work weekends, I heard this from a guy i work with who babysits the cousins son of a civil servant
 
#5
zxninerpilot said:
Are steel helmets coming back too? And puttees? And pork chop sidies with dodgy tashes?
Along with blanco, brasso and Bully beef no doubt!
 
#6
armies said:
Gents, heard it here first. The SLR is coming back into service in around 2012.

The SA80 A2 rifle will start being phased out in 2010 ish.

Thats what I heard from a civil servant mate- who also told me the planned trip of 30 thousand troops going to Kuwait back in October2 002, when it wasnt announced until early 2003, for those that remember.
Yeah, right...... If he'd said G36 you might have got a less sceptical response.
 
#8
armies said:
Gents, heard it here first. The SLR is coming back into service in around 2012.

The SA80 A2 rifle will start being phased out in 2010 ish.

Thats what I heard from a civil servant mate- who also told me the planned trip of 30 thousand troops going to Kuwait back in October2 002, when it wasnt announced until early 2003, for those that remember.
Oh, and for those of us in Kuwait in '02 it was no surprise.....
 
#9
Well I know for a fact that the Imperial War Museam are about to get an ECI and have to put rediness returns into Land for their deployable vehicles
 
#10
spitlock said:
yeh and my mate dave down the pub said that DPM is going next month and there bringing back red jackets and muskets,

oh and when im at it at of next saturday (you cant tell anyone this its a secret) there going to make the crabs work weekends, I heard this from a guy i work with who babysits the cousins son of a civil servant

That'll never work, you'll be saying we won't be staying in hotels next!
Anyway, my mate said we're being re-badged Royal Flying Corps next year in a modernisation attempt. (probably not too far from the truth actually!)
 
#11
spitlock said:
yeh and my mate dave down the pub said that DPM is going next month and there bringing back red jackets and muskets,

oh and when im at it at of next saturday (you cant tell anyone this its a secret) there going to make the crabs work weekends, I heard this from a guy i work with who babysits the cousins son of a civil servant
RAF at weekends!!! Feck off.

Do I have to apply for a black powder licence?
 
#12
zxninerpilot said:
Are steel helmets coming back too? And puttees? And pork chop sidies with dodgy tashes?
how about this?

 
#14
Martini-Henry anyone?
 
#15
armies said:
Gents if id said the Lee Enfield was coming back- id expect these responces.
Just what kind of resonse did you want/expect?
 
#16
This has got to be a wah, you honestly expect the mod to spunk millions up the wall on designing and re-designing the L85, then go back to a weapon system dropped a quarter of a century before (which it will be in 2012). Actually when phrased like that could be true......
 
#17
crabmabb said:
This has got to be a wah, you honestly expect the mod to spunk millions up the wall on designing and re-designing the L85, then go back to a weapon system dropped a quarter of a century before (which it will be in 2012). Actually when phrased like that could be true......
Besides, the only reason the MOD did spunk the wedge on it was so Thatcher had a company (Royal Enfield) with a 'huge' contract that she could sell off. Otherwise it would have be worth feck all! 8O
 

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#18
If this is true I could become current again!

I have my old Baker rifle at the ready, and The Rifles will be dis-reorganised (?) to bring back the old regiments.

Honestly, how could anyone possibly believe that this government would spend millions, possibly more on buying out-dated and obsolete equipment, even if it is superior to the present stuff? And to throw away a competent and working weapon system, just to satisfy some foreign governments.........oh, wait. I have deja vu!
 
#19
crabmabb said:
This has got to be a wah, you honestly expect the mod to spunk millions up the wall on designing and re-designing the L85, then go back to a weapon system dropped a quarter of a century before (which it will be in 2012). Actually when phrased like that could be true......


I posted this on the British Army Rumour Serice. But does it mean its a WAHH?....
 
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