God, we might even get the carriers!!

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
At the risk of sounding just a little bit pessimistic "Holding breath ... feeling feint ...... turning blue ...... slipping into unconsciousness ...... and then - nothing"!!

Just like the carriers which will probably be the next thing to be axed.

SF
 

dunkers

War Hero
higthepig said:
With the manpower cuts, who is going to man them?

Oh Hig I have every confidence that the Ministry of Defence has predicted the manpower levels we are going to need 10 years from now :? :roll:

According to recent figures, the RN has a net loss from its strength of about 1,000 per year, at this rate we'll soon have more ships than men :?
 
The MOD is in cloud cuckoo land. There are more hard gaps and soft gaps at present than ever. This is before the Full Time Reserve Service FTRS posts are stopped. The RAF contingent of SAC's loaned to supplement gaps at the two airstations also finish in April. With the new AET courses just beginning to suck all the personnel away from the real business of maintaining aircraft, there is no wonder the powers that be have had to radically change their thinking and hack the new course in half.
The new carriers..............they are just defence cuts waiting to proclaim the government has saved money. Or perhaps the FAA with the RAF can go on deployment!
 

Grubber

Lantern Swinger
O.K, so we get the ships.

They have an air wing of about 50 aircraft.

How many Aircraft will we have in the FAA by then?

How many people will we have left?

Will we have enough ships to form a Carrier Battle Group?

Big questions with no answers. Latest buzz around campfire is that we're only buying 2 Type 45's due to lack of funds, which I can believe seeing how they even turned the heating off in our accomodation yto save money when it was *&^%$ freezing outside
 

jesse650

War Hero
the secretary for defence has had a new report, according to the times yesterday that the army need another 10,000 bodies to keep on at the same level of deployments as it has now........and apparently that would mean reforming some of the regiments that were amalgamated during the last round of "rationalisations".......

well, what do you know!!!!!!!!!!

do you think the navy'll get anything out of that? or will the government rob peter to pay paul by cutting the other services??????
 

slim

War Hero
Basically we have enough service personnel. The problem is that they are spread too thinly around. Stupid government decisions are costing lives. Its peace time supposedly. Why cant we realise that the UK is no longer the worlds policeman and decided to take care of our own country/ borders. We would then have sufficient manpower.
 

fido

MIA
slim said:
Basically we have enough service personnel. The problem is that they are spread too thinly around. Stupid government decisions are costing lives. Its peace time supposedly. Why cant we realise that the UK is no longer the worlds policeman and decided to take care of our own country/ borders. We would then have sufficient manpower.

I go along with that!
 
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