Sailors who served in Libya among Royal Navy job cuts.

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  1. LMM


    I think I'll wait for the official announcement
  2. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Isn't there more than just a tad of "so what" in all this hype. I mean, it's not a good thing (to my simple mind) that we're being forced to downsize and I haven't really bothered to look at how we're working out the numbers/types of people we need to reduce but we all know its going to happen and its inevitable that somewhere along the line we in probability will lose people who are currently sitting on the few sleek grey messengers of death we have remaining.

    On a similar tack I was listening with slack jawed amazement at someone yesterday spouting that they couldn't see how we could still be recruiting, surely if we just didn't recruit we could stop having to make redundancies and it would save MoD cash!! I was going to butt in and point out the flaw but realised I'd be wasting my breath.....they live amongst us!
  3. I don't get the outrage myself, civvies spazzing out because someone has a Herrick gong or have just been to Libya. What difference does it make? If you're in the bracket, it doesn't matter.
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  4. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Sounds like AB Bloggs (who was probably a barrack stanchion anyway) was hacked off because he was put in the pot and started blathering on to some random journo, which soon became "news" [sic]. :oops:

    When I learn that the 2007-2009 World Uckers Champion or the "Brown Wings" Award Winner 2010 are among those facing redundancy, then I'll start giving a shit.

    Life's a bitch - suck it up and deal with it. :roll:
  5. LMM


    TBH I've now heard 'gen dits' saying all the T22 crews are going blah blah blah, friday will bring what friday will bring
  6. As forums sagacious one stated, 'It’s a shit sandwich and we will all have to take a bite of it'.
  7. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    From the BBC link,
    Could be affected. Not will be, not shall be affected. So the BBC don't know either. Wait until Friday.
  8. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Presumably, this 'could' is the same 'could' as 'martians could land' or 'Norman might type something interesting for once'?
  9. The submariners are going to be fine though that's the main thing. quite clearly the skimmers are disposable.
  10. There is very little doubt over their "disposability" - they may also be "dispensable" - I suspect not but time will tell.

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