Karma said:[...] So far as the RNR are concerned there are a significant number of retirements by age due in the next couple of years, and I'm not convinced that there is the recruitment throughput to compensate.
Purple_twiglet said:Actually WD as much of this review covers in my day job, I do know what I'm talking about. The R Sigs (Reg) are vital - totally agree there.
The R Sigs (TA) are a legacy ORBAT based on provision of national communications in the event of a post nuclear strike scenario. They have no deployable role, no role in the UK at present and 2 (NC) Bde doesn't know what to do with them. A review is essential to clarify why we have multiple units with no role, and despite have keen members, no valid need to train, retain and pay for them.
Purple_twiglet said:According to Hansard last week we had 140 join last year and 280 left...
Role of Armed Forces Reservists to be reviewed
19 Mar 08
A review of the Reserve Forces to ensure that they continue providing a vital element of the UK Armed Forces capability has been announced today, Wednesday 19 March 2008.