Pompey News: "More Than 1,500 Military Jobs To Be Lost"

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    "More than 1,500 servicemen and women are to lose their jobs in the final round of armed forces redundancies, defence secretary Philip Hammond has announced today.

    Up to 1,425 members of the army and up to 70 medical and dental officers from the RAF and up to 10 from the Royal Navy are to go, Mr Hammond told MPs in a Commons statement."

    More than 1,500 military jobs to be lost - Portsmouth News
  2. Hopefully that will be the end of the uncertanty for those in the armed forces. With ten going from the RN and Im asuming those are medical staff , they have realised the RN is living on the edge .
  3. Daily Telegraph:

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    "Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, is what as known as “a safe pair of hands”. In other words, he’s intensely boring. At the dispatch box, anyway. For all I know, in private he may be the liveliest company you could wish for, his conversation as light and heady as the first flute of champagne.

    But when delivering a statement to the Commons, as he did today… goodness, he’s dull. Crushingly dull. If the Army really needs to make cuts, they should try using recordings of his speeches as a cheap alternative to tear gas."

    Sketch: Ready... Aim... You're fired! - Telegraph

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  4. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    I've met him a few times and he's really sharp but Sol you're not wrong, very very dull. He's almost a real life version of John Majors spitting image dummy.
  5. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    WD: Sol was quoting from the Torygraph article rather than offering an opinion of her own.

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