So much for Tony Blairs promises

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by msr, May 2, 2007.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6614255.stm

    A serious shortage of patrol vehicles is hampering operations in Afghanistan, British commanders have told the BBC.

    BBC correspondent Alastair Leithead said a lack of heavily armoured Land Rovers was a particular problem.

    Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Mayo, spokesman in Helmand province, said only 126 of the 170 needed were in working order.

    A spokesman for the MoD (who glanced at the Plasma screen hanging on the wall of this newly re-furbished office, as he wheeled his £1,000 chair across the plush axminster) denied there was a shortage and said huge investments had been made in equipment for the Army.

    msr
     
  2. Plus ca change. In Neue Arbeit-land, promises are for making, never for keeping.

    I for one will never, ever give the Labour Party a moment of my time again, nor brake if I see them crossing the street.
     
  3. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Now lets be fair to ol' Tony.He does have a lot on his plate,what with all these luncheon engagement & his impending house move.
    But this is a 'non story' really.The British serviceman has always been poorley equipped but has got on with the job with a degree of profesionalism that makes our Army the best in the world!
     
  4. Same thing happened in Aden 1965...shortage of Landrover spares. Problem was resolved unit QM (T) made a local purchase from the local Landrover dealer in Steamerpoint!!!!