Letter from British Armed Forces Federation in The Times.

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    Letter in today's Times from the BAFF (British Armed Forces Federation)

    The Times 29 Dec 06


    www.baff.org.uk

    It isn't a Navy League but it's a step in the right direction. Give it your support.
     
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    BAFFs ten point plan:

    "6. The federation will not be beholden to any political party, pressure group, or defence industry interest. While supporting the cross-party consensus on the need for robust, adequately-funded but cost-effective forces serving the Nation as determined by the Government of the day, the federation will not be a defence pressure group. The federation will not take a view on matters of defence strategy or operational decisions, although it may raise legitimate subsidiary matters affecting personnel. Parliamentary liaison will be strictly on a cross-party basis."

    They can poke it then. I want to spend my thirty quid on a single issue defence pressure group that will lend its support to a political party that will deliver an adequately funded long term sustainable defence policy.
    Another apolitical welfare organisation is not what's needed right now, the legion do this better and with more resources.
     
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    when point 7 is amended and they get some teeth and balls a chq for £30 will be on its way
     
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    Not only that but The Royal British Legion provides legal assistance with personal injury/medical negligence and employment claims free of charge; call 020 7973 7215 - no need to part with £30! :p
     
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    On a slightly different note but still loosely connected to this thread. Has anyone noticed that Russia is pumping millions into her armed forces from revenue earned through gas and oil production. Don't forget that that country is still communist and is being run by an ex KGB person who is starting to throw his weight around. Is the real reason that troops are being kept in Germany because there is a real fear that the cold war is only being held in storage until Russia has built up its military might once again. I suppose only time will tell.
     
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    Sorry old hand I think your wrong, Russia sees its threat from Islamic fundamentalists in the Caucasus, similar to us really then.
     
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    Are you aware of these sections of QRRN?

    We have discussed the idea of a separate political lobbying organisation before, and the consensus seemed to be that it would be a good thing to have but it was incompatible with the concept of an armed forces federation. The specific proposal on offer did not seem to attract very much support. See this thread.

    There is also this thread about specific remits of BAFF and RBL. Just noticed a query at the bottom of the thread and will try to get info.
     
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    hammockhead - your right with the references about political allegiances, can you imagine the size of the march if we were allowed to. its because of this that we take whatever the boss says with the usual sputum of party line etc etc whilst bending over the desk.
     

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