Not Welcome in Wales

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  1. The proposed transfer of tri service engineering training to St Athan has also attracted protests, from some matelots!

    I (still) hope that it never happens.
  2. Naval Engineers as we know are vastly superior to their army/raf counterparts. Are they going to raise their standards , or we going to lower ours.
  3. Vale of Glamorgan, not the easiest place to get to, vote buyer maybe?
  4. Fantastic - another reason to stay in SULTAN!
  5. I fear that Sultan is worth far too much money as real estate to stay as is.
  6. According to the AA route planner, St Ath is 20 mins closer to Guzz than Gashport. While I have no personal issues with the choice of location, as I will have joined HMS Citizenship by the time it all happens, its good to know that a load of PFKs are going to be inconvenienced. :dwarf:
  7. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I know the Defence Police College at Southwick (ex-HMS Dryad) won't be moving, so I'm safe... :thumright:
  8. The Army Police service are moving, as are the RAF, and the defense Dog Handlers. Why Would the Naval Police not be involved.

    I think that if you read all the current literature you will come to the conclusion that ALL MILITARY Training will be going under one roof.

    The Metrix group. have put a MEGA package together, for ALL branch ALL Force training. Flagship may well be part of the new consortium.

    Enjoy the fact that most things Fail In Wales...
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Pinch: Cannot verify your information, but DPC will not move as it is classed as a specialist training college and, as the facilities are used by Hampshire, Sussex and MOD Police constabularies, they pay MOD too much money for them to move it to St. Athans.

    (Had a visit from a SNO working for Commodore Shore Training while I was on RPO course there last year, who told us so...)
  10. Not all training is moving to wales. Collingwood is supposed to be staying put. And recovery mechanics are staying at bordon as there is no way in hell the MOD would get planing to start riping up fields just to get trucks and land rovers stuck so they could drag them out again.
  11. Just wait until you meet the "Valley Commando"!
  12. Collingrad is staying put for now..................... At the risk of re-opening a can of worms, there seems to be enough real estate at St A to subsume Coll and Raleigh, but not BRNC obviously :thumright: Its important to remember that by the end of the next decade, the navy will be even smaller than it is now.
  13. Are there possible security issues for service persons and their dependants associated with this move.
    Get the ball rolling all possibly express to your D.O.individually your concerns regarding security issues brought up by this protest. Will a civilian consortium have you and your dependants security as a priority, I think not just profits. A soft target and all eggs in one basket.

  14. The reason that the taffs are worried that training may well go to Wales is that it would open up opportunities for employment.
    For many the word work is not part of their vocabulary, it is fairly well known that Wales as a nation have a larger percentage of the working age population on benefits than either England or Scotland.
    Of course to ensure that the project failed just base it in Merthyr Tydfill the Benefit capital of the UK.
    Stand fast ALL those hard working Taffies not on benefits.
  15. Don't worry CC, I'm sure the mighty warriors of the MGS will continue to look after everyones safety, ably assisted by exsquaddiesrus AKA the MGPS.

  16. BINGO!!!

    And no votes for Labour from tansferring a few thousand bods and a few billion quid into their local economy.
  17. Hope this will help.

    Lots of stuff which you need to READ through to find the important bits which are buried.

    The DTR Rationalisation Programme aims to introduce modern training methods and technology and concentrate training on to a reduced number of sites to give MOD the flexibility it needs to match training demand to Defence needs.

    The disciplines in scope are:
    Aeronautical Engineering
    Communications and Information Systems
    Electro-Mechanical Engineering Logistics
    Personnel Administration
    MOD Police and Guarding Security
    Languages, Intelligence and Photography

    These have been divided into two contractual packages:
    Package 1: Aeronautical Engineering (AE), Mechanical Engineering (EM) and Communications and Information Systems (CIS).

    Package 2: Logistics and Personnel Administration (L&PA), MOD Police and Guarding (MDPG) and Security, Languages, Intelligence and Photography (SLIP).

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