SSFI Battle Group = Dangerous Smoke and Mirrors: Discuss

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Is this really an act of war?

Mr. Bob Ainsworth [holding answer 4 December 2007]: . . . . The ABTF is due to be replaced by a Small Scale Focused Intervention Battlegroup, based on a Light Infantry Role Battlegroup, between February 2008 and January 2009; its readiness may vary over time depending on the unit rostered.

For non-discretionary JRRF tasks, equipment holdings exist to ensure mission success. However, some equipment types might need to be re-apportioned from supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, dependent on the task, to ensure that appropriate quantities were available.

From Hansard: http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.com/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm071210/text/71210w0011.htm
Fusilier News (which last year gave the world the controversy over MoD suppressing AFG casualty figures), in the edition published today, gives the lie to Bob-a-Jobsworth

2RRF
The Battalion is poised to leave Cyprus and move to Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow. Recces have been going on for several months, the G1 Recce being completed this week. They do not start any Public Duties until the summer, but meantime have an important exercise to prove their competence as the Small Scale Focused Intervention Battle Group (SSFI BG) in the All Arms role on Salisbury Plan, not something they have done for many years following their postings to Cyprus and Belfast. (That much of the equipment which should be received from the outgoing unit remains in Afghanistan poses particular challenges for the Quartermasters


http://www.army.mod.uk/fusiliers/fusilier_news/index.htm
Now, if the Army were properly resourced (as gunmint repeatedly insists, in flat denial of the evidence), even with the reduced equipment fleet planned under Whole Fleet Management, surely this wouldn't be even a one-liner: 2RRF, the Government and the Nation would KNOW where the trucks, armour and guns are s'posed to come from.

This is wing and a prayer stuff, isn't it?
 
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That much of the equipment which should be received from the outgoing unit remains in Afghanistan poses particular challenges for the Quartermasters
Stonker, sadly soldiers nowadays just accept such setbacks as everyday and part of the job. :cry: :x

Oh well, just get on with it the best you can etc etc :roll:
 

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