Units Disbanding

#1
Does anyone know if the Army, or individual Battalions are actually intending to tell us what will happen to us if ours disbands? Or is it a case that they are happy with everyone getting their information from the news?
 
#2
Just speculation at the moment, I'm afraid. The announcement did say that five infantry battalions and two cavalry regiments would be disbanded, although which ones precisely is an issue to still be resolved.
 
#5
Does anyone know if the Army, or individual Battalions are actually intending to tell us what will happen to us if ours disbands? Or is it a case that they are happy with everyone getting their information from the news?
Well the 'via the news' method worked well when the TA needed to be told not to bother turning up on Drill Night.

Maybe the RSM will line you all up on the square and shout 'every man in a Bn step forward'... 'where are you gong you 'orrible lot'.
 
#6
With the lads that have gone so far, are they expected to carry on normal work until they leave? I can see a lot of bad influence on the guys not leaving and the answer, what are you going to do, make me redundant? All of the time
 
#7
I heard this morning that the Duke of Wellington's (now 3 Yorks I believe) is to go. Met an ex Duke this morning when walking the dog and he got a call from another member earlier today with the news. Haven't seen anything official yet though.
 
#8
I'm assuming those that some of those who want to soldier on will be given the chance to re-trade or to back fill into other Regiments/Battalions with a similar role. If you do leave, you are entitled to keep your personal weapon, QRs Chapter 3.14 Annex C refers.
 
#9
This is devastating. What are they doing to our armed forces?


They will squeeze money out of any corner they can to get ahead in the polls. It's disgusting.
 
#10
With the lads that have gone so far, are they expected to carry on normal work until they leave? I can see a lot of bad influence on the guys not leaving and the answer, what are you going to do, make me redundant? All of the time
If a Bn goes, it wont be made redundant, job lot... Some may be made redundant, but most will go to other Bns and/or Regiments.

Figure the WO2s will be heavily hit, Colour Sgts next, and by the time you get to the Toms it will only be the long in the tooth/short in potential going. Depending upon your Regimental manning.

The blokes not chopped will be dispersed to other Bns.
 
#11
Well to be frank the government have three choices:
1) Keep spending per Labour and international creditors lose confidence and we become a Spain/Greece/Italy and no one has a job;
2) Cut all salaries say 10-15% across all forces and further pare back procurement;
3) Cut some battalions, squadrons and ships while maintaining procurement of ever more capable weaponry.

If you want to see how amalgamations worked look at the Options for Change outcome in the rags at the time or talk to some old timers (or simply: Soldier, Soldier, Series 2).
 
#13
I heard this morning that the Duke of Wellington's (now 3 Yorks I believe) is to go. Met an ex Duke this morning when walking the dog and he got a call from another member earlier today with the news. Haven't seen anything official yet though.
Can't see that happening as 3 are Warrior, 1 and 2 are light role.
 
#14
When the glorious Queen Regiment was destroyed sorry Amalgamated we were paraded on the square in Cyprus and told by the CO mind you my recollection of that day is dim mostly drowning our selfs in Keo.
 
#15
Steady and back to your other thread. Wern't you were being given career advice by those nice people in the Naafi!
Aviator, my first reaction upon reading your post was 'who asked you?' In fairness, that was uncharitable of me but I do honestly think that if you want career advice about becoming an officer in the RAF then the NAAFI is the wrong forum for you. You'd be much better off going on to PPRuNe because most of he guys who haunt the Military Aircrew forum there are either serving or ex-RAF aircrew. Just a thought...
 
#16
Well to be frank the government have three choices:
1) Keep spending per Labour and international creditors lose confidence and we become a Spain/Greece/Italy and no one has a job;
2) Cut all salaries say 10-15% across all forces and further pare back procurement;
3) Cut some battalions, squadrons and ships while maintaining procurement of ever more capable weaponry.

If you want to see how amalgamations worked look at the Options for Change outcome in the rags at the time or talk to some old timers (or simply: Soldier, Soldier, Series 2).
4) Pay for things prudently. ie, what they are worth. No disbandments/redundancies needed. Although a lot of people will have to cut their spending back due to not being able to line their pockets.
 
#17
Considering the looming bad news. I think that kristall nacht & the night of the long knives will mostly play out in bfg. Having decided it`s going anyway, it`s easier for the government to portray most of the regt. disbandments & amalgamations as Germany based units which does`nt really make any difference & in truth they can find most of what they want to get rid of over in Germany. Why bother moving whole units back to UK when you can just disband them where they stand & disperse / make redundant / post out the personnel as required.

A lot of the manpower for the most recently concluded Afghan tour came from Germany. The delay in the announcement has been to allow everybody to get home, have their leave, welcome home & medal parades, get the Jubilee & tranche 2 redundancy announcements out of the way & now it`s time to say thanks but tatty bye. If they want half of bfg gone by 2015 they will act now, which may not be nice, but it`s the truth.
 
#18
This is devastating. What are they doing to our armed forces?


They will squeeze money out of any corner they can to get ahead in the polls. It's disgusting.
No, they will squeeze money out of any corner to get the country out of the fiscal mess it's in.
 
#19
I heard this morning that the Duke of Wellington's (now 3 Yorks I believe) is to go. Met an ex Duke this morning when walking the dog and he got a call from another member earlier today with the news. Haven't seen anything official yet though.
Its in the Daily Wail (not exactly 'official' i know)! Interesting timing given they're up to their necks in sand and can't really object!
 

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