posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 02:40 AM
Originally posted by foxhoundone
Nicely timed thread Kiwi,
I still cannot get my head around this government's policies,
I mean look at the helicopter issue, We have an abundance of them in war reserve stock, For example RAF coastguard The helos used for transporting
supplies and personnel to the oil rigs (supposedly the best pilots there are) we have police surveillance helos and not to mention private corporation
helos, From what i have heard those corporation helos are lying around because of the recession,
And here we are trying to save a few million for what ??
So the politicians can have a few more "freebies" ...........
I don't mean cull all those public services but scale it back and recruit the pilots into the American type service, Corps of engineers and give them
the same rates as they demand in civy life, IMHO...
I agree, I have never actually thought of it like that.
There must be a hell of a lot of helicopters being used for civilian uses that could be adapted for Army use.
I suppose it all comes down to priorities.
By that I mean when we fought the world wars, it was total war. Industry was hijacked by the war machine, the public made sacrifices for the cause.
From its inception this war (on the UK side) has been underfunded, prioritised incorrectly and the poor lads out there treated disgustingly.
If they wanted to, they could get the choppers, if they gave up a couple of perks they'd find the money. If they can bail out the bankers they can
find the money to make the British Army well equipped and lacking in nothing.
But me thinks it is like that by design, there can be no other excuse for the continued lack of appropriate funding.
ll the best mate, kiwifoot.