What are they doing to the armed forces?

With regard to the armed forces I am begining to feel like Victor Meldrew! I don’t believe it.

Bullets that don’t fit, equipment not bought in time, buildings that are uninhabitable, regiments being cut, ships being mothballed. And yet the Labour government ask more and more of the sailers, marines, soldiers and airmen.

Please excuse me I’m off to stand in the garden and swear my head off.

Thank you.

10 responses to “What are they doing to the armed forces?

  1. As ever, Labour has no idea what the world really is. Conventional forces must be ramped up, not cut back. We are presently in a situation very much like that after WWI, when most governments thought it was all over, only to discover it was all happening again. I know people deride Chamberlain for Munich, but without it, we would have been sunk, as we were producing next to nothing in armaments, during the 30s, and even ( spookily) had mothballed lots of the Navy. If America hadn’t lent us 50 destroyers immediately, we would have lost the Battle of the Atlantic,as ( cf todays announcement about 18 months to bring them back into service) we would have been unable to escort convoys.
    AARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!

  2. As ever, Labour has no idea what the world really is. Conventional forces must be ramped up, not cut back. We are presently in a situation very much like that after WWI, when most governments thought it was all over, only to discover it was all happening again. I know people deride Chamberlain for Munich, but without it, we would have been sunk, as we were producing next to nothing in armaments, during the 30s, and even ( spookily) had mothballed lots of the Navy. If America hadn’t lent us 50 destroyers immediately, we would have lost the Battle of the Atlantic,as ( cf todays announcement about 18 months to bring them back into service) we would have been unable to escort convoys.
    AARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!

  3. With half the UK’s food being imported, and supply and distribution chains working on JIT principles, a former Intelligence Chief was acute enough to observe that the UK is “two meals away from anarchy”

    Forget not having the Naval power to project Blair’s narcissim across the globe, we won’t even have the resources to prevent even a middling enemy from imposing a maritime blockade. We would be utterly reliant on French, Dutch or Scandanavian naval help.

    What a way to run a country.

  4. With half the UK’s food being imported, and supply and distribution chains working on JIT principles, a former Intelligence Chief was acute enough to observe that the UK is “two meals away from anarchy”

    Forget not having the Naval power to project Blair’s narcissim across the globe, we won’t even have the resources to prevent even a middling enemy from imposing a maritime blockade. We would be utterly reliant on French, Dutch or Scandanavian naval help.

    What a way to run a country.

  5. Having recently started a blog with a military slant I am at a loss to keep up with the daily blunders this government have created!
    I had hoped to be doing one or two a week, but this is relentless!

    See here for my recent, first hand experince of this sort of stuff!
    James, I too am at a loss to know what is to be done. I know that we are past the point of no return. The next stage is how can the damage to recrutiment, moral & operational effectiveness be minimised!

  6. Having recently started a blog with a military slant I am at a loss to keep up with the daily blunders this government have created!
    I had hoped to be doing one or two a week, but this is relentless!

    See here for my recent, first hand experince of this sort of stuff!
    James, I too am at a loss to know what is to be done. I know that we are past the point of no return. The next stage is how can the damage to recrutiment, moral & operational effectiveness be minimised!

  7. How are the conservatives going to pay for rectifiying the drastic cuts we in the armed services have suffered?
    Will the regiments that have been culled be re-instated?
    I trust that they intend to return the Navy’s destroyer / frigate fleet to the pre 1997 levels (find the funding for another 10-12)?
    Do they promise to keep the defence of the falklands a priority?
    remember, you can’t just pull out of Iraq or Afghanistan! And the commitment to the west indies gun ship is not just an anti-drugs commitment, but it keeps a major ship close to the tax paying voting Britsh population of the South Atlantic!
    Remember too that over 6 million British live abroad, and we need the capability to go fetch them from ANY situation even from the midst of an all out war!
    Why have a military

  8. How are the conservatives going to pay for rectifiying the drastic cuts we in the armed services have suffered?
    Will the regiments that have been culled be re-instated?
    I trust that they intend to return the Navy’s destroyer / frigate fleet to the pre 1997 levels (find the funding for another 10-12)?
    Do they promise to keep the defence of the falklands a priority?
    remember, you can’t just pull out of Iraq or Afghanistan! And the commitment to the west indies gun ship is not just an anti-drugs commitment, but it keeps a major ship close to the tax paying voting Britsh population of the South Atlantic!
    Remember too that over 6 million British live abroad, and we need the capability to go fetch them from ANY situation even from the midst of an all out war!
    Why have a military

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