Royal Marines and Paras may face merger

tomm90

Lantern Swinger
#1
Has there been any more news to this merger between the bootnecks and the paras to help save money for the MOD, or was it just a journalistic rumour by the Daily Mail?

Royal Marines and Paras may face merger in controversial military shake-up

The Royal Marines could be merged with the Paras to form a new expeditionary brigade under a controversial military shake-up.
The ‘nuclear’ option of creating a new expeditionary brigade is being considered as military chiefs try to make budget cuts of up to 20 per cent.
Merging two such fiercely independent, illustrious and highly decorated fighting units is likely to cause resentment.

Read more: Royal Marines and Paras may face merger in controversial military shake-up | Mail Online
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#4
That article is dated 22 july, so doesn't quite fall into the category "current" as it was published pre-SDSR in the days before the snows, many moons back, over yonder plain.
 

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