Soldier Mag

Soldier Mag?

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#1
Can someone tell me who/what pays for all the copies of soldier mag that are passed free the units.

Because I would like to thank them on a HUGE waste of public money.
 
#3
soldier mag is one of many im afraid. Each core has one, I know of at least 2 in the navy, and 3 in the MoD, then there is the quad service ones etc.

Its justified by claims that they improve comms between the c&c and the troops.

I kind of like them for keeping up to date on the latest tech, but im not the typical jock so i do get where your coming from
 
#4
tomahawk6 said:
How is that a waste of money ?
Such magazine's are part of the troop information program.
Information program...........is that like pravda?

It is a pile of sh1t that has nothing in it (apart from the letters pages, which are always good for a laugh).
 
#5
Ummm...the advertising?











I didn't have a coat, bye. :D
 
#6
squall said:
Each core has one, I know of at least 2 in the navy, and 3 in the MoD, then there is the quad service ones etc.
Firstly it's 'Corps' not 'core'.

Secondly each Regimental or Corps magazine is paid for by the regiment, corps or their assn., not the public.

Lastly.... four services? Three tops, unless you are counting the RLC as being large enough to be their own service rather than a corps. You may be forgeting that the Royal Marines are a branch of the Royal Navy.
 
#7
I enjoy reading Soldier its not bad but I would never go down the high street and buy it!

If it wasnt free would it be as popular?

There is a lot of MOD published rubbish but Soldier is better than most.
 
#8
I'm sorry, but £2.50 a copy and all those trees wasted..............shirly a website could do the same job at less cost (hic)!

And free up space for KIT Magazine!
 
#9
Oh, and on the subject of Corps magazines, if I don't see one more picture of a RSM handing over his/her pace stick to his/her/(it?) replacement, it will make me a very happy man.
 
#10
monkeyspanker said:
I'm sorry, but £2.50 a copy and all those trees wasted..............shirly a website could do the same job at less cost (hic)!

And free up space for KIT Magazine!
And you have the chance to sit in the driving seat of your panzer waiting for the rail flats and accesss the internet for a read of the latest are you?

The mag's okay..... and well worth the money as long as it's free.
 
#11
Plant-Pilot said:
monkeyspanker said:
I'm sorry, but £2.50 a copy and all those trees wasted..............shirly a website could do the same job at less cost (hic)!

And free up space for KIT Magazine!
And you have the chance to sit in the driving seat of your panzer waiting for the rail flats and accesss the internet for a read of the latest are you?

The mag's okay..... and well worth the money as long as it's free.
It might be free to you, but it cost something to someone somewhere along the line.
 
#13
Squaddies are a minority in society. So why should we be worried when some money is spent on our minority as opposed to the "Hackney Jewish Lesbian Single Mothers Echo".

At least we do a lot more for society and charity than they ever will.
 

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#14
Soldier Mag is about as impartial as Am Phoblach. Its the party line from MoD who says everything is rosy in the Army! I've got copies from 1955 and its the same $hite different battle dress and webbing!
 
#17
And you have the chance to sit in the driving seat of your panzer waiting for the rail flats and accesss the internet for a read of the latest are you?
If you've resorted to reading soldier mag............you must have been waiting a long time to be loaded.

:lol:
 
#18
monkeyspanker said:
And you have the chance to sit in the driving seat of your panzer waiting for the rail flats and accesss the internet for a read of the latest are you?
If you've resorted to reading soldier mag............you must have been waiting a long time to be loaded.

:lol:
Is there ever a short wait? We are talking RLC movers and The Bundesbahn getting within a 10km² area at the same time here!
 
#19
those bloody letters pages...every reasonable complaint about pay seems to be rebuffed contemptuously by the SPSA Brigadier simply by quoting a regulation exactly - when we all know that there are loads of other regulations which contradict it. Typical pay tactic of taking whichever angle you want then f***ing the person off at the high port.

For example - the long running request for the army to get the whopping 8.5k LSAP allowance for house purchase. They seem to elicit the same patronising platitudes every time. Labout says it wants to create 1 million new homeowners but the MoD wants to make sure that it's particularly difficult for squaddies to get the first step on that ladder.

When you think how much property has increased in recent years - yet LSAP has not changed in at least a decade. So the services actually get far less money in real terms (inflation etc) and certainly nothing compared to a decade ago.

But when someone asks the question - rather than get a reasonable discussion, it is rebuffed straight away. Perhaps it's to do with airing dirty washing in public?
 
#20
Soldier Magazine is great, wish I had joined the Army they write about. :D
 
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