please help us to SAVE OUR REGIMENTS




 
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February 5th, 2005  
savetheregiments
 

Topic: please help us to SAVE OUR REGIMENTS


The British Government are trying to amalgamate and disband many British Regiments. Our campaign group exists in the UK to force the Givernment to change their minds.

Please support us by visiting our websites, where you can find ways to support us:

thanks

www.savethescottishregiments.co.uk

www.savetheregiments.co.uk

www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk
February 5th, 2005  
KC72
 
 
its painful but needed
February 5th, 2005  
savetheregiments
 
Its more than painful and certainly in times of global terrorism and the IRA refusing to give up its arm we should NOT be cutting troops - because this LABOUR government are cutting troops by over 2,000 for BUDGET REASONS - nothing to do with army reorganisation.

Most people fail to understand why at a time of global overstretch for our troops with ever increasing lengthy and more frequent tours of duties we are slashing soldiers numbers.

Even Alistair Irwin admitted (head of Scottish Division) has admitted publicly that he would prefer the 'budget cuts' not to be happening.

Lord Guthrie who used to be head of defence and who recently Tony Blair asked for his help and advice on the Iraq war said the plans for reorganisation were folly and made no sense whatsoever.

So why are they needed?
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February 5th, 2005  
KC72
 
 
regiments with no men are not much use
February 5th, 2005  
savetheregiments
 
another few facts

The Army sold off hundreds of recruiting offices in the UK a few years back - now we have combined service centres where if a school-leaver walks in has a 1 in 3 chance of ending up in the army because the desks are only manned in intervals between army/navy and raf.

It was done to save a few million quid. It means that someone say from Inverness or Devon has to travel a considerble distance to an office join the army.

Fact is that the army want less recruits whilst the reconfigure the army to have more hi-tech toys and less boots on the ground.

Interesting that the UK is following the American model for hi-tech - but in a turnaround both thr USA and Australia have late last year announced they are increasing their number of ground forces personnel - yes - boots on the grounds soldiers. Not logisticians and Eurofighters (which were designed for coldwar activity!)
February 5th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
ai, sad thing it is

but cutting of the military units is normal during peacefull times, especially when their uses are dimishing as one country gains stability and the need is just not there
February 5th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
The face of warfare seems to be changing... though we won't understand modern warfare until a few years into the future (after all you need to LOOK BACK and figure it out).
But the truth is, the large number of men once needed is no longer around. That's just how it is everywhere.
February 5th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
nowadays a division could do the work whereas during WWII it takes an army to do so
February 5th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Heck, even a brigade in some cases.
February 5th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
sad thing is, the speactular thousand gun bomabrdments has dimished as a useful tool in battlefield, our new artilleries nowadays could bombard with ease and accracy, no longer is entire acres dredged with craters and smoke