Standing tasks?

'Why I'm helping stop poachers in Malawi'

Is it really what the British Army is for? A noble cause, no doubt, but well out of our jurisdiction or real area of responsibility. An artefact of policing an empire that is long gone. The British political establishment still seem to have a problem fully coming to terms with that.

OK, it's a small commitment but it will still have its own admin and support tail. Yes, a small commitment, but so now is the army small.
 
'Why I'm helping stop poachers in Malawi'

Is it really what the British Army is for? A noble cause, no doubt, but well out of our jurisdiction or real area of responsibility. An artefact of policing an empire that is long gone. The British political establishment still seem to have a problem fully coming to terms with that.

OK, it's a small commitment but it will still have its own admin and support tail. Yes, a small commitment, but so now is the army small.
Soft power?
These types of training missions are useful but..... poaching?!
 
Soft power?
These types of training missions are useful but..... poaching?!
I expect that the storyline will feature in a future series of 'Our Girl', when 2 Section will manage, once again, to turn a small anti-poaching aid attachment into a major pan-African conflagration.
 
'Why I'm helping stop poachers in Malawi'

Is it really what the British Army is for? A noble cause, no doubt, but well out of our jurisdiction or real area of responsibility. An artefact of policing an empire that is long gone. The British political establishment still seem to have a problem fully coming to terms with that.

OK, it's a small commitment but it will still have its own admin and support tail. Yes, a small commitment, but so now is the army small.
Shouldn't they send the Anglians?
 

morsk

LE
What I mean is permanent tasks, so:
3 x Inf Bn in Cyprus (2 x SBA, 1 x UNFICYP)
1 x Inf Bn in Brunei
1 x Coy Gp in Falklands
2 x (Reinforced) Inf Bn on PDs in London (or is it 3?)
Royal Gibraltar Regt

Then deployments:
1 x Mech Inf Bn in Afghanistan
1 x Light Cav Sqn Gp as part of EFP
2 x Inf Bn in Iraq ?

Have I missed any large infantry deployment (excluding exercises)?
Estonia
 
Well that is going to be from an Armd Inf Bde so it isn’t really what I’m looking for

Basically I’m trying to work out based on the planned formations what else is required in order to allow for all tasks.

So there are to be:
4 x Armd Inf Bn
4 x Strike Inf Bn
6? x Specialist Inf Bn
2 x Para Inf Bn
1 x Light Inf Bn (for 16 AA)

Did I miss anything there to cover the Armd Inf, Strike and AA Bdes (plus the SIBs)?

And what else is the minimum required to complete the other standing tasks (that wouldn’t be drawn from the above)?
 
Well that is going to be from an Armd Inf Bde so it isn’t really what I’m looking for

Basically I’m trying to work out based on the planned formations what else is required in order to allow for all tasks.

So there are to be:
4 x Armd Inf Bn
4 x Strike Inf Bn
6? x Specialist Inf Bn
2 x Para Inf Bn
1 x Light Inf Bn (for 16 AA)

Did I miss anything there to cover the Armd Inf, Strike and AA Bdes (plus the SIBs)?

And what else is the minimum required to complete the other standing tasks (that wouldn’t be drawn from the above)?
Is this a really, really unsubtle intelligence-gathering exercise? :)

'I'll get onto my confidential sources, Sir' says you.

(I obv exclude myself from the definition of 'intelligent').
 
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Is this a really, really unsubtle intelligence-gathering exercise? :)

(I obv exclude myself from the definition of 'intelligent').
And me

Just trying to figure out how low the British Army can go without having to drop taskings.

Personally I think the combat Bdes need more infantry and possibly less in regional Bdes
 

morsk

LE
Well that is going to be from an Armd Inf Bde so it isn’t really what I’m looking for

Basically I’m trying to work out based on the planned formations what else is required in order to allow for all tasks.

So there are to be:
4 x Armd Inf Bn
4 x Strike Inf Bn
6? x Specialist Inf Bn
2 x Para Inf Bn
1 x Light Inf Bn (for 16 AA)

Did I miss anything there to cover the Armd Inf, Strike and AA Bdes (plus the SIBs)?

And what else is the minimum required to complete the other standing tasks (that wouldn’t be drawn from the above)?
An Irishman trying to work out exactly what troops we have. Nope. No is suspicious......... :)

Well there are all the boys and girls in the RLC,providing much needed logistical expertise.....
 
I would also add unficyp is not necessarily inf. It is such low level even the signals reserve have done it.

Olaf
Ex UNFICYP
Current signals reserve.
 
Even the rats that infest the Ledra Palace Hotel have got LS&GC gongs and pensions.
We aren't in LPH anymore. I actually liked it there....well the bar anyway.
 

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