Supporting CGS

#1
Anyone can have a pop at him, but General Dannett is doing a chuffing great job and we should all be supporting him in trying to achieve the best for everyone.

What is your opinion?
 
#2
Couldn't agree more but what do you suggest we do? All turn up in Trafalgar Square and he can lead in on horseback to a bloodless coup at Number 10?
 
#4
Ethel_the_Aardvark said:
Couldn't agree more but what do you suggest we do? All turn up in Trafalgar Square and he can lead in on horseback to a bloodless coup at Number 10?
Talk about spoiling the fun, Ethel! :roll: :wink:
 
#5
I thought he did jolly well on R4 this morning. Perhaps he should be invited to do a slot on Thought For The Day - he'd be a darned sight more inspirational than the dross they usually get...
 

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#7
irlsgt said:
He is doing a good job .... therefore his time in the post probably won't last!
Well as he retires on 28 August ...............? :wink:
 
#8
Keep an eye on current events. If Labour go ahead with their smear campaign, as they almost certainly will, the press will be all over this board looking to gauge the squaddie reaction.
 
#9
Ethel_the_Aardvark said:
Couldn't agree more but what do you suggest we do? All turn up in Trafalgar Square and he can lead in on horseback to a bloodless coup at Number 10?
Bloodless!!!???, you cannot be serious.
 
#10
Hats off to the present CGS. He has gone againtst tradition by speaking publically whilst in the chair, rather than doing so when retired, as so many previous Chiefs have done! I think it very poor show that the General was passed over for CDS (personal intervention by the PM?)

Notwithstanding that Mr Brown is my local MP I do hope his party gets its arse kicked in the next election. When has the Labour party ever done the Armed Forces proud?

Now to upset our RN and RAF colleagues....

Do we really need the multi-billion pounds Aircraft Carriers or Typhoons? The reason I ask is that for the forseeable future most conflicts will be land based and as such we need the right resources for our soldiers/marines. 20 odd years ago it was invisaged that we (the army) would have our own heavy helicopters (thus no longer relying on the RAF) and it was proposed to have our own airmobile bde flown by AAC. I think the RAF threw their teddies out of the pram and eventvually got their own way (ie status quo).

Gen Dannant is/was an excellent CGS. Unfortunately he has upset our piss poor politicians in the MoD (or Head Office as it is now called!), CDS and not doubt the other Service Chiefs by doing his best to get what the army needs. Could this have been one of the reasons he was black balled for the CDS posts?

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#11
Broon on TV now, having reviwed the whole situtaion with his left eye he is now saying that he takes the word of Commanders on the ground and not his senior Military Advisors.
 
#12
Do we really need the multi-billion pounds Aircraft Carriers or Typhoons? The reason I ask is that for the forseeable future most conflicts will be land based and as such we need the right resources for our soldiers/marines. 20 odd years ago it was invisaged that we (the army) would have our own heavy helicopters (thus no longer relying on the RAF) and it was proposed to have our own airmobile bde flown by AAC. I think the RAF threw their teddies out of the pram and eventvually got their own way (ie status quo).

Nobody knows how or indeed where future conflicts will be fought..it wasn't long ago that Peter De La Billionaire was saying that the days of close combat were over and he couldn't foresee how, if any VC's could ever be won again..got that a bit wrong eh??

Also how do you suppose land based conflicts would be fought without CAS from the RAF..ask the guys now if they'd like to scale down the RAF.

Scaling down is not the answer, finding the additional financial and manpower resources to carry out the the task in hand is.
 
#14
If you really want to support CGS then write to your MP and tell him/her so. All servicemen and women have an unalienable right as UK citizens to access their elected representatives in Parliament, and don't let anyone tell you any different. It's easy to hide behind a pseudonym on a board like this and say what you like, but it's time to put your money where your mouths are and contact your MP. CGS is leading from the front - are you going to follow? Or are other things - career, promotion - too important? I'm not criticising, just asking.
 
#15
Bill Gates once said that we would never really need more than 1 Megabyte of RAM.....

It was once thought that a mere 100 computers would be able to carry out all of the WORLDS computing requiremnets...

History is littered with "bold, desicive sound bites"... we need a capable, versatile and flexible armed forces...
 
#16
I've certainly composed a missive to Foulkes personally and sent to him in truncated form to the website, plus in formal form to him at the HoL, cc'ing my (useless) MP.
 
#17
DeltaDog said:
Keep an eye on current events. If Labour go ahead with their smear campaign, as they almost certainly will, the press will be all over this board looking to gauge the squaddie reaction.
You obviously weren't here for the first time that was tried, and what happened next...

http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=48836.html
 

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#18
broon067 said:
Now to upset our RN and RAF colleagues....

Do we really need the multi-billion pounds Aircraft Carriers or Typhoons? The reason I ask is that for the forseeable future most conflicts will be land based and as such we need the right resources for our soldiers/marines. 20 odd years ago it was invisaged that we (the army) would have our own heavy helicopters (thus no longer relying on the RAF) and it was proposed to have our own airmobile bde flown by AAC. I think the RAF threw their teddies out of the pram and eventvually got their own way (ie status quo).

Comments?
Can I borrow your crystal ball?
How are you planning on the Army getting to these land based conflicts? Eurostar and drive the rest of the way? How are you planning on providing the Army the CAS and ISTAR it will require in these land based conflicts? Men in Tiger Moths with a pair of binoculars, a loud voice and some bombs to throw over the side?
The Army has had control of the helicopter fleet for 10 years, all the RAF do is drive them and throw spanners at them.

When did the CGS recommend any of this?
 
#19
Considering the current climate, would it not be prudent to equip ourselves for our current fight rather than one that we may or may not participate in, in the future?
 
#20
Without doubt he is the best CGS that we have seen. I was initially disappointed that he was being overlooked for CDS, but now think it is perhaps a good thing. Just think what governmental embarrassment he can stir up without having constraints. Long may his freedom of speech & LOYALTY to those who deserve it continue.
 

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