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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:53 am    Post subject: Army to be restructured Reply with quote

Is going to be announced that some military platoons will be merged with some army personal cuts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18716101

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They always say the army are cutting personal, but they are recruiting at the same time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not just "platoons" it's whole regiments!

Recruitment is taking place, but not of foot soldiers. It's people with highly specialised skills that are required. My son's friend has just joined a military unit after graduating as a software engineer; my son himself is a qualified and experienced mechanical engineer and he was told by someone in the know that he should consider joining a branch of the military as his skills are on the "wanted" list, but he doesn't want to.

It's high-level skills that are needed these days, hence the continuing recruitment drive, and rightly so. Trouble is that, since the early 80s, Britain hasn't encouraged young people to take up one of the engineering disciplines so a lot of organisations are having recruitment problems. You can't resolve international conflicts militarily with Media Studies degrees.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Government have cut the military too much. Frigates and Aircraft Carriers shouldn't have been scrapped. There needs to be more maritime equipment. We have been bogged down in Afghanistan and places like that. It's these things should have been sorted out before things were cut.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
We have been bogged down in Afghanistan and places like that.


I blame the terrain. We Should choose our war zones more carefully.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I know for sure there ain't many bogs in Afghanistan, Mark. Where you gettin' your information from?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Well I know for sure there ain't many bogs in Afghanistan, Mark. Where you gettin' your information from?


What about Khazis ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They proberly just go behind a tree.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not many trees....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm amazed some are about to lose their jobs, but deployed to help out the fiasco that G4S have bought upon the Olympic games. Maybe this was the plan in the first place? I think Cameron should think about the Home Secretary position, as she can't run that department and forgets more than she remembers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've already had enough Home Secretaries recently, about 6 in 6 years?
We don't need yet another clueless idiot replacing another.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I think Cameron should think about the Home Secretary position, as she can't run that department and forgets more than she remembers.


Eh?
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
I think Cameron should think about the Home Secretary position, as she can't run that department and forgets more than she remembers.


Eh?


The Home Office knew of the G4S chaos some 10 months ago. Obviously she should have her job reviewed, with the on going chaos at immigration at Heathrow she needs to get a grip of the situation and her department.

So it's not eh... or what ever you say? It's a bloody disgrace...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
So it's not eh... or what ever you say? It's a bloody disgrace...


She's bound to have read this thread Mark, so I'm sure it will all change now!
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