I know it was a bollocks system when they came up with it. We were almost down on crew by 50% on the anglesey and topmast was in place at the time as well
New? Surely you've heard of Project Fisher, it's "the logical next step on the path trodden by Topmast" This Months Navy News articleTattooDog said:
By "logical next step", I think they mean "oops, not quite working is it? Let's try something else". That's usually the next step after a SOPA has been tried. (SOPA = Senior Officer's Promotion Attempt)chieftiff said:New? Surely you've heard of Project Fisher, it's "the logical next step on the path trodden by Topmast"
I wonder about this too. I believe there will be cuts, but probably not to the extent of decommissioning 5 frigates and/or destroyers. The government has said it will proceed with the 2 x CVFs (and I believe they want to expand the Royal Marines too), and the money for these commitments will have to come from somewhere. Who wants to bet that funds will be cut back from the black hole that is public health expenditure? Or the police? Not me.Potential_Officer said:Will there be a Navy for me to join?
You could well be right young man. But i hope to god your wrong. The MOD are the biggest threat to the services there is,and public-private finance is just leaving a huge debt legacy for 15/20/25 yrs time.Applicant said:However, I think it's fair to expect a change in defense staffing - I believe it's likely that there will be more public-private partnerships, and some functions will go over to the civil service MoD.
PROBABLY FROM HEREChaz said:Where have they got this little gem from - The good old "Senior Navy Officer"
The dit on the right hand side - from a "MOD Whistleblower!!"
That's what comes from not having a single member of the Cabinet who ever served in uniform, much less a dark blue one. Add to that the anti-RN sentiment that Brown left in the Treasury, and you have a drive to cut the RN back. But with a population who seemingly don't even care when we're fighting a bloody war (literal, not metaphorical), what is the Government to do? The electorate was dumb enough to vote them in at the last election. Let's see what the next test at the Polls shows us.P2000 said:Not quite sure that everything in the article is true- there may be an element of MOD "leaking" something to head off a cut in the CSR: Whitehall is always very jumpy at this time, and the ship of state is the only ship that leaks from the top...
If it is true, however, stand by for some fairly senior 'early retirements'. 1SL's been pretty robust (or as robust as he can be in public) about the risk that further cuts will take the Navy below critical mass.
An island nation, dependent on the seas for 95% of the goods we use in every day life, and we're thinking of cutting the fleet to the bone. Jesus wept.