More proposed cuts in the Surface Fleet

stumpy

War Hero
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2006560783,00.html

The Sun, not normally my favourite paper...but, has a very scary story today about cutting another 6 escorts...sorry not cuting them but placing them in reserve...honest...

The way things are going lets just ditch having a seperate navy, espially if the rumours of a 15-20k navy are true, and make it part of the Army, alongside the Artillery, the Royal Armoured Corp or the Roya Logistics Corp...
 

dondon

MIA
It was mentioned on Radio Two earlier on this morning , US Coast Guard is probably bigger than us now , :twisted:
 

brigham600

War Hero
Why bother having any Armed Forces at all? Just keep a reserver force and deploy as necessary wherever they are needed. It really is getting quite pathetic now.

I bet Nelson is turning in his grave.

LABOUR OUT
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
The quote that Labour has cut us by a third since taking up power seems to be about right although psychologically it feels like they've taken much more. All this alongside the discussions about the future of the Naval Bases, so hot on the heels of the last round of cut-backs, Fleet First and the Merger (reduction) of the two HQs presents a pretty dismal picture. Other quotes and warnings from experts are pointless because those in power aren't interested in listening. They obviously have their own agenda and will push on regardless.

All the while our forces are reducing in capability, manning, etc and our world-wide involvement is growing. The question is whether we have a realistic alternative to this shower. Funding for the military is never a vote winner - whatever the government. The cheapest way to save costs would be to stop agreeing to send troops into other places and to stop donating large sums of our cash to foreign countries like the money for schools in Pakistan, etc. We could even put a freeze on salary and pension increases for members of parliament.

SF
 
Looks like we pull out of everywhere abroad, become a home defense force only and let the rest of the world get on with things themselves...
 

Rincewind

Lantern Swinger
dhoby_bucket said:
Looks like we pull out of everywhere abroad, become a home defense force only and let the rest of the world get on with things themselves...

Or farm it all out to Private companies.... Group 4 security anyone?

R
 
dhoby_bucket said:
Looks like we pull out of everywhere abroad, become a home defense force only and let the rest of the world get on with things themselves...

I reckon it could give hope to these people !
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jesse650

War Hero
they'll keep on cutting untill they want us to do something and someone says "no.....sorry can't do it", very nearly happened in the Falklands.....
 

LG_380

Midshipman
Did hear a buzz couple of weeks back re 2 more 42's to be pegged alongside, didn't take much notice of it at the time but now..... !!!!!
 

dunkers

War Hero
Reduction to 1 naval dockyard = the entire fleet could be wiped out in 1 night of enemy bombing.

Oh sorry, how silly of me, the strategic defence review said we'd never have another conventional war didn't it?
 
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