Telegraph: "Head Of Armed Forces: Military Risks Becoming 'Hollow Force'"

babygravy

Lantern Swinger
Maybe they could fill all the gapped billets with all the sick-chitters in Nelson?

Biffer squadron, made up of those with the terrible shin-splints and other salt-water activated injuries
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Why don't they just recruit some 'qualified' bods straight in as POs, mayby call them Direct Entry POs or something similar.



Oh, hang on a minute..........
 

djjenks

Midshipman
Short on man power? Surely not. loosing Engineers hand over fist? Struggling to keep men in and platforms at sea? No not in this Navy. I can't understand why this has been happening as we have all been draining down over the Brass for DECADES on the way things are done, managed(joke), changed and everything else they have screwed up. But if we drip to the DOs and they filter it, then the CO gets all the info and his spin is put on it and so on, by the time the top brass read anything it's all "what ho, snorkers!"
 

babygravy

Lantern Swinger
There will be a domino effect now, as engineers still in the mob will have to take the extra load from both redundies and pissed-off leavers. In turn, this will seriously nark off the remaining engineers, coupled with the new 2015 pension, and stunted career progression. There is till the foundation degree trap I suppose, that will keep people in until PO level.

The fact that senior rates are seeing better opportunities outside now, if/when the economy does pick-up, they will have another swathe of leavers.

Then they will get desperate like they did with the manpower black-hole in the nineties, and offer £50k for CPOs/WOs to come back.

Silly, silly short-term decision making...
 
"The British are an island race, the sea is in our blood."
Has a nice ring, doesn't it? Not much heard around Westminster, though.
 

djjenks

Midshipman
And if you live in the South of England right now then it's mostly in your living room as well!
the RN Engineering branch is broken and no amount of Harry black maskers will fix it, dire times ahead.
 

FunkyJunky

War Hero
all those years of senior officers coming around the messes, listening to peoples concerns, clearly not really giving two hoots and telling people that if they dont like, put your notice in..........hurting now isnt it


its quite amazing how spectacularly wrong naval command deal with manpower.
 
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