Well, you see, that is just it....we appear to be banking on the fact that most of them will not want to go home - in the short term at least. It works on the theory that most of these wallahs do not come several thousand miles at their own expense to join the Army only to fold the hand in 6 months after they have left Phase 2 training when they miss their Mummy and someone shouts at them. No, most of these boys (and girls) are grateful for the job, are sending £££s back to the family and are not intending to get out quick. Therefore retention and with it whole life costs improve - i.e. we don't have to recruit so many coz wastage is down.Willy_Sanker said:Whats going to happen when all these bods decide its time to go home? Recruit South Americans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thats the New Army for you- why raise your own blood pressure, as you can't raise theirs. They would have blamed the WO for not training the bloke properly. Plus you can't give corrective training anymore as it infringes on their civil liberties!soldierandy said:I was having my tea in Browning Barracks the other day and on a table there was a gat just lying there without anyone around it. CSM saw it and took it to his table. I thought 'i bet it's a Fijian's'. Lo and behold little fijian boy comes in casually looking for his rifle with less urgency than if he was looking for his fags. CSM, a para, says to him 'looking for something?' and showed him the rifle. He comes over and hands it over to him and the man says 'if this is ever more than an arms length away from you, I will jump all over you'. The fijian nodded ok and left scot free.! He was on stag i.e. a trained soldier! And the old para was all that he had to say to him. In my days I would be wearing it round my neck after running around the compound with it at arms length and and...!