The Future Corps

#1
Where does everyone see the REME after Defence 2020 or whatever they're calling it. (If the REME still exists of course).
 
#2
As a mostly fond distant memory :) as i will have been out about 8 yrs by then...........................it was better in my youth anyway, its all got way too serious now.
 
#3
AR this debate has been going on since I joined in 1988, Option to change in the early 90's and if you speak to some of the old boys probably well before that, so how long is a piece of string. Problem is it doesn't matter whats happening now and what policies they have in Government as when the next Government comes in or the shit hit the fan we will be back to plan Z. It just depends if we hold out till then or we are all consumed by the RLC. Hopefully though we will go full circle and all be back First Line looking after the kit and being part of the Units we support.
 
#4
Where does everyone see the REME after Defence 2020 or whatever they're calling it. (If the REME still exists of course).
Everybody in the Corps will be off skiing and filling The Craftsman with pictures of the DEME falling arse over tit on a plank of wood on a mountainside to be too busy to notice the one remaining bod on the shopfloor muttering how the rest of them are a bunch of work dodging cnuts.
 
#6
Equidistant from the centre you plonker ;-)
Tiff when you lot did all that boring stuff I went to the back of the class with the crayons...so stop using big words.
 
#8
Everybody in the Corps will be off skiing and filling The Craftsman with pictures of the DEME falling arse over tit on a plank of wood on a mountainside to be too busy to notice the one remaining bod on the shopfloor muttering how the rest of them are a bunch of work dodging cnuts.
One man on the shop floor on his own - surely that is too much of a Health and Safety risk - looks like the shop floor will be bare!
 
#13
Stage 1: Whole Fleet Management becomes Whole Fleet Storage.

Stage 2: UOR and core EP is scrapped due to downgrading to militia status.

Stage 3: New fleet of lightweight environmentally-friendly town centre runarounds brought into service.

Stage 4: REME TUPE'd across to Ryder.
 
#14
My money's on you being the CASM.
AR is one of our coverall exchangers, careful he's probably got a 1033 with your name on.
 
#16
AR this debate has been going on since I joined in 1988, Option to change in the early 90's and if you speak to some of the old boys probably well before that, so how long is a piece of string. Problem is it doesn't matter whats happening now and what policies they have in Government as when the next Government comes in or the shit hit the fan we will be back to plan Z. It just depends if we hold out till then or we are all consumed by the RLC. Hopefully though we will go full circle and all be back First Line looking after the kit and being part of the Units we support.
I joined the Corps as a Recy Mech in 1976 and there was talk of a trade merger with the RCT even then.

As it happened, a couple of years later it was REME drivers that got binned, with the choice of upgrading to my trade, which loads did, or fecking off to the RCT, which some did.

There have always been little tweaks going on, but in the main I believe REME will survive whatever is thrown at it.

As has been pointed out, life in the Corps was a lot simpler back then.
 
#17
Not technically possible for me to be the CASM. ;)
 
#18
Royal Logistics Corps I reckon. But they've been saying that for yonks. I've never used "yonks", in a sentence before.

Chuffed.
 
#19
Fat bloke down the Legion mentioned poor show of Warrants running for the board this year, the time bar thing is killing the boards and exceptional (ie how it used to work, first past the post) blokes would promote outside of the stupid rules.

Is this a load of cake and should i stop drinking with my old EME on a Friday?
 
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