reply to post by Sozen94
Still go for it mate. At it's current size, the Army needs 27,000 recruits annually, so I'm told, so there is still scope to get in. You just may
find certain trades or units have gone.
Originally posted by XeroOne
Oh, and what happens if the English Defence League decide to show up? They're bound to hear about this off one of the FaceBook groups.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by milominderbinder
I'll think you'll find your going to pissing in the wind if you take up an anti-monarchist stance..
Like it or lump it, 80% of the UK wants the Monarchy and the Jubilee celebrations were a big hit around the country.
Originally posted by JakiusFogg
The one thing that is making me Grin about this, is I would love to see the Met try and kettle a bunch of angry squaddies, and officers too I hope.
I can here the orders now. as the police line up with the batons.
SECTION, ENEMY ATTAAAACK!!
Originally posted by Wooster
In the US, active duty and reserve service members are not allowed to protest or form unions by law. If we did this, it would be disbanded and those in charge would get pretty serious punishments.
All in the name of "good morale and discipline" I guess. The UK has a good track record of protesting and being heard though. Best of luck to you all.
This is a cut from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2020. That leaves 82,000 army resources, with third parties to take logistical roles as required that probably should never have been an 'army' responsibility. There has been no talk at all of 3rd parties performing in a combat manner, that is just smoke and mirrors to create an outrage.
I have as much respect for all of the armed forces as the next person, but this is being blown out of proportion. Attrition through retirement and the end of peoples commission over the next 8 years or so will mean many of the reductions will not even be redundancies, what is the major issue here? Many people theorise that any future wars will be less based on ground troop involvement than in the past due to emerging technology.
The fact that we can kill people remotely will NEVER protect the country.
"THE LAST TIME THE BRITISH PUBLIC SAVED THE BRITISH FORCES WAS WHEN THEY BROUGHT THEM HOME FROM DUNKIRK" (Quote from an ex soldier) The Dunkirk spirit is spreading across the country via facebook PEACEFUL PROTESTS BEING HELD SIMUTANEOUSLY ACROSS THE UK DATE: Tuesday 24th July at 11.00 AM MAIN VENUE - CENOTAPH IN LONDON LOCATION: At war memorials in every town, village and city in UK. A PEACEFUL PROTEST will be held at the Cenotaph in London and at Cenotaphs all over the UK in towns and villages where their local Remembrance Service is held - this is to pay respect to those who gave their lives and also to those who serve their country now Not everyone can travel due to ill health or financial restrictions and this way everyone can take part and show their support for our armed forces. Defence cuts mean we are more open to terrorism - The whole world remembers 9/11 - lets not forget 7/7 and all the innocent lives lost in London. Defence cuts mean young soldiers being sent to war zones without the back up of experienced older soldiers due to them being made redundant. Defence cuts mean more armed forces personnel living on the streets. Will they be made redundant and be allowed to remain in their MSQ? The charity Soldiers Off the Streets already work day and night trying to feed, clothe and house soldiers living on the streets of the UK and despite having groups all over the country they struggle due to the sheer number needing help. How will they cope if thousands more are made redundant? More homeless people on the streets will lead to more poverty and more illness resulting in more money being needed for an already struggling NHS How do these redundancies save money when there will be thousands more people on benefit needing money from the government instead of paying taxes to them? The objective is to get a u-turn on the defence cuts that will ultimately affect our national security With the cuts, the entire population of the British Army would not fill Wembley Stadium. OLYMPICS Costing over £7 billion - how can we justify this? An event which will last a few weeks and to which the armed forces have been drafted in to ensure better security and to protect against the threat of terrorists THE public vote the politicians into power, but they are systematically destroying a way of life that millions made the ultimate sacrifice for. Our armed forces are still the best in the world but increasingly put under pressure at a time when the threat of terrorist attacks is so high. Over 2,000 people joined the facebook group in less than 24 hours and its growing bigger all the time. Plans are already under way for protests in London, Glasgow, Leicester, Stafford, Manchester, Leeds, Caernarfon, Portsmouth and many other venues across the UK If we don't make a stand now, what will be the next move by the government? They have surrendered so much already. When our MP's have completely surrendered the British way of life will our Union Jack be stripped of red and blue and become just a white flag? We aim to make the M.O.D. take notice and support our armed forces