July 17, 2011

STILL TWICE WHAT IS REQUIRED:

Defence shake-up means our smallest Army since the Boer War: The Army is to be cut in size by 17,000 soldiers in a radical overhaul of the armed forces to be announced on Monday. (Sean Rayment, 16 Jul 2011, The Telegraph)

It is understood that by 2020 the Army will be reduced from its present strength of 101,000 regulars, to 84,000. The number of territorials will be maintained at 36,000.

In a separate development it is understood that RAF Leuchars is to close, leaving only one RAF airbase in Scotland. The site will become an Army barracks.


All they need is a token force that can join us to demonstrate support for our military actions.


Posted by at July 17, 2011 5:17 AM
  

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