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2009/07/20 22:51:48 (permalink)

Army cutbacks....

Was speaking to my Cousin who is just back for 3 weeks leave whist training in the Paras, and he was telling about all of the un heard cutbacks, the one that really stuck to me was the fact that in some bases the food preparation is now sold out privatly, and if your based their you are expected to pay, no canteen anymore, plus they only serve up one main course, were as the Army always had feed them 3 course for energy, and, apartently, the stuff they serve is fcuking foul, he was happy with all the personal equipment he got, btu the food needs sorting out.

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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/20 23:04:58 (permalink)
    Has there ever been an army that didn't complain about the food?  Seriously.
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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/20 23:08:27 (permalink)
    He loved the food till al this started to happin, other things are accomadation is going, having to rent busses to get to certain ceramonies, passing out parade had to rented the space, if you want to play footbal..yep, private grounds now too so you have to pay for that.
    The camp having a special dinner, gotta rent out the hall to have it in..the list is endless, I coudlnt remember half of it.
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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/20 23:12:26 (permalink)
    Come on man there are people coming into this country who need benefits,. Do you seriously want them turned away to give the army the funding they desperately need?
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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/20 23:26:41 (permalink)
    The food is shít
    Accomadation is shít
    Facilities are shít
    Equipment is shít (well the ration packs and LRs are)

    People in the forces have my respect

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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 00:21:26 (permalink)
    I think the very least they can do for people they've stuck in a warzone to risk their lives is to feed them good food without asking for payment - what are they supposed to do, shop around for better deals when they're worried they'll get shot at?

    The only good thing is that stuff like this is increasingly coming out into the open.

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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 00:38:01 (permalink)
    Regards food- I thought they had changed the system, in that instead of paying for food at source (which every soldier did), they put food on and you could choose to pay for it by the meal?

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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 00:48:52 (permalink)
    I didnt mean when they are out on tour, this is in England camps, not all of them, but some have literally as close as possible been Privtised!
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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 08:16:33 (permalink)
    Go to any army surplus store and see the clothing. Compare ours to the Germans, Belgians, Americans. No comparison, sad but true.







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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 08:23:04 (permalink)
    Wheels

    Has there ever been an army that didn't complain about the food?  Seriously.


    They used to be fairly well fed.  Free food, plenty of it.  Well not exactly free..   haven't they always made a contribution to food and accomodation?
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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 08:24:19 (permalink)
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    Come on man there are people coming into this country who need benefits,. Do you seriously want them turned away to give the army the funding they desperately need?


    Yep, and there's another army, an army of Transgender outreach workers and similar that need their 40K a year.
     
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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 11:17:24 (permalink)
    When i was  training the food on camp was very ****ing nice, and 4 x a day.

    Not sure on cost, but something does get taken out of your pay packet
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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 11:38:56 (permalink)
    food has never been free,  Every soldier who lives on camp used to have deductions straight out of there wages about £150 i think.  but because so many of them were complaining that they used to buy all of their own food and eat in the Block they stopped taking the £150 deductions and now they use a pay as you dine system which means that if i missed 2 or 3 meals a week then i wouldnt have to pay for them but if i went to all of the meals then it would only cost the same as the old deductions from the salary so the soldiers are actually better off now.


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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 12:56:36 (permalink)
    26 spot on mate
    when i first Joined the Royal Navy chefs put on such cracking food and heaps of it,then as time went out it went to outside catering
    a lot of these people used to get beat up
    Example 'Excuse me mate.whats the vegatarian?
    'Chicken"


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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 13:33:00 (permalink)
    pay as you dine is more expensive than the old way if you went to all the meals. £150 a month for 3 meals a day is peanuts lets face it, standard of food varies depending on where you are. For instance worst food for me was Gutersloh 4 regiments plus a few squadrons eating at the same place ment que's were huge and food was sh1te. In NI i was on a very small camp and the food was awsome plus it was free woo hoo.

    The fact is though the forces need more money but they won't get it, if they had the respect that the US forces get then maybe however IMO the british public do not give the armed forces anywhere near the amount of respect they deserve.


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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 13:52:24 (permalink)
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    The food is shít
    Accomadation is shít
    Facilities are shít
    Equipment is shít (well the ration packs and LRs are)

    People in the forces have my respect


    same as it was fourty odd years ago then.
    when i served in aden, we had to go into combat with five, yes five rounds of amunition per man.
    one time i had to clear a minefield using a sharp stick because there were no batteries for the mine detectors.
    one time our colonel, mike (mad mitch) mitchell ordered us to bayonet charge  several hundred arabs rioting in downtown crater.
    this was headline news around the world at the time.
    what they didn`t say  was that we used bayonets because we had no bullets!
    seems that times don`t change.
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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/21 14:04:37 (permalink)
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    26

    The food is shít
    Accomadation is shít
    Facilities are shít
    Equipment is shít (well the ration packs and LRs are)

    People in the forces have my respect


    same as it was fourty odd years ago then.
    when i served in aden, we had to go into combat with five, yes five rounds of amunition per man.
    one time i had to clear a minefield using a sharp stick because there were no batteries for the mine detectors.
    one time our colonel, mike (mad mitch) mitchell ordered us to bayonet charge  several hundred arabs rioting in downtown crater.
    this was headline news around the world at the time.
    what they didn`t say  was that we used bayonets because we had no bullets!
    seems that times don`t change.


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    Fcuking scary that mate!

    I've never seen combat thankfully, and never will now. 

    I've seen it speculated, that the number of Brits getting killed in Ganners is attributed to the fact that the Taliban will willingly engage the Brits, whereas they will avoid locking horns with the Yanks as they fear them and their equipment.  Says a hell of a lot if this is true.  And considering there are many more US in Ganners now than Brits, says even more to be honest.

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    Re:Army cutbacks.... 2009/07/22 17:29:49 (permalink)
    havent the yanks lost something like 4000 men there? Would be interesting to compare numbers

     


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