troop numbers in NI- help please

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  1. I'm trying to find out the troop numbers in NI from the Good Friday Agreement (April 98) to today please

    If you know the figures could you please post the source aswell

    much obliged
     
  2. "if the IRA stood down"
    well no matter four Brit battalions will be disbanded, even if the IRA do not stand down or do not decommision their weapons.
    Half an hour to find their old weapons and how long to recruit, train and form new Brit battalions.
    The most exspensive four battalions the Brit army lost.
    john
    PS. oh I see the REME still have their trained killers, wonder if they can be persuded to fight and not FCUK, for Queen and cuntry.
     
  3. err... don't think this is true?.... doesn't FAS depend on NI normalisation...
     
  4. John, lets face it. The IRA aren't going to go back to war, as they have made far too many gains from peace to warrant it. Secondly, the existing amount of troops in NI is far too high considering the very low threat over there. Lets get the battalions out and rotate them through the other theatres a bit less often, not disband them.
     
  5. Dont worry Mr Paisley has too big a mouth to let normality set in... :roll: