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22nd Nov 2015, 19:36
Replies: 329
Views: 95,159
Posted By MaroonMan4

Melchy, I couldn't agree more. Although I...

Melchy,

I couldn't agree more. Although I only have a short time left, here at Odiham all we can see is more time away, and not even good times away. I reckon I have spent more time on a boat...
5th Jun 2015, 11:00
Replies: 417
Views: 121,715
Posted By MaroonMan4

Sun, I wish I could add something of value...

Sun,

I wish I could add something of value to this thread, and if I/we all thought that the next SDSR would be presented after deep thought, academic rigour and a strategically robust evolution...
5th Feb 2015, 08:56
Replies: 72
Views: 12,433
Posted By MaroonMan4

My jaw dropped when I heard this.... How...

My jaw dropped when I heard this....

How many senior officers and VSO briefs have we tried to inform the chain of command that our people are at breaking point, often threaders and looking for...
5th Jan 2015, 21:33
Replies: 417
Views: 121,715
Posted By MaroonMan4

Noooooooo.....please, SDSR and this thread...

Noooooooo.....please,

SDSR and this thread is not about what capabilities/aircraft to cut, but to establish that if politically the UK is not going to follow an isolationist Foreign policy then...
3rd Jan 2015, 21:56
Replies: 417
Views: 121,715
Posted By MaroonMan4

Andrewn, Regarding is DHFS broke, not fit...

Andrewn,

Regarding is DHFS broke, not fit for purpose, or prohibitively expensive I am sure that was clearly articulated in the requirement and supporting staff work that initiated MFTS :confused:...
3rd Jan 2015, 18:19
Replies: 417
Views: 121,715
Posted By MaroonMan4

Andrewn, I was intending not to get into any...

Andrewn,

I was intending not to get into any debate on the detail of any future SDSR, but I will certainly agree with you that although DE&S/EP and DIO/Infra may be the panacea for what appears to...
1st Jan 2015, 18:39
Replies: 417
Views: 121,715
Posted By MaroonMan4

Ok, now my headache has subsided can I just...

Ok, now my headache has subsided can I just confirm that so far on this thread that we serving, ex-serving and interested thread posters acknowledge that:

1. The pseudo ring fencing of Defence...
29th Dec 2014, 14:34
Replies: 417
Views: 121,715
Posted By MaroonMan4

Sorry SW, I beg to differ. We all know...

Sorry SW,

I beg to differ.

We all know that the next 5 years is going to see the HM Treasury squeeze the MoD budgets beyond anything we have experienced thus far since the recession. Afghan has...
20th Dec 2014, 20:58
Replies: 90
Views: 21,486
Posted By MaroonMan4

Oh deary me, How sad. What am I missing?...

Oh deary me,

How sad. What am I missing? What don't our airships get? Don't they recognise that those in aviation need the non-frontline jobs for a rest, not back to back tours?

Especially when...
17th Dec 2014, 12:53
Replies: 90
Views: 21,486
Posted By MaroonMan4

Good to see today's PMQs seeing questions posed...

Good to see today's PMQs seeing questions posed on the Armed Forces:

12:19 Armed forces
We are now onto questions from backbenchers. Tory Richard Drax urges a future Conservative government not...
17th Dec 2014, 10:15
Replies: 90
Views: 21,486
Posted By MaroonMan4

You surprise me Alfred! Many of your posts...

You surprise me Alfred!

Many of your posts provide an insight into 'the big picture' (which even I recognise there is) at the 'top of the shop'.

We both know asking CAS during one of his get...
16th Dec 2014, 22:02
Replies: 90
Views: 21,486
Posted By MaroonMan4

Thanks Alfred, Always appreciate your top...

Thanks Alfred,

Always appreciate your top level view.

So go on then, if all of our gumpf on this thread is pure hot air is acknowledged, what is the Defence Board's future solution looking like...
16th Dec 2014, 20:39
Replies: 90
Views: 21,486
Posted By MaroonMan4

Thanks LJ, Really informative, thank you for...

Thanks LJ,

Really informative, thank you for the links. As a JHC wokka mate, under Army TLB I found the whole JFC/enabling chapter very interesting, but with regards to this thread then Para 13 -...
16th Dec 2014, 10:49
Replies: 90
Views: 21,486
Posted By MaroonMan4

Please let's not let this thread degenerate into...

Please let's not let this thread degenerate into a Reserve/FTRS versus full timer slagging contest.

As I have said the elephant in the room for the Treasury and MoD when they mutually high five...
14th Dec 2014, 19:26
Replies: 90
Views: 21,486
Posted By MaroonMan4

I get it totally - we have a deficit that we have...

I get it totally - we have a deficit that we have to reduce and the majority of the current British population want to ring fence health and education, which will squeeze other departments.

But if...
14th Dec 2014, 15:43
Replies: 90
Views: 21,486
Posted By MaroonMan4

TN, For clarity, my point was that FTRS is...

TN,

For clarity, my point was that FTRS is not the panacea to the MoD's directive to reduce its numbers and then try and balance the books by re-employing the same people on different (cheaper)...
14th Dec 2014, 12:42
Replies: 90
Views: 21,486
Posted By MaroonMan4

B Word, Apologies if offence caused-not my...

B Word,

Apologies if offence caused-not my intent, just a personal observation.

I chose my language carefully by using words like 'some' and 'believe'.

I certainly recognise that in some...
14th Dec 2014, 11:21
Replies: 90
Views: 21,486
Posted By MaroonMan4

I would suggest that the (future) issue is not...

I would suggest that the (future) issue is not going to be purely numbers, but the quality, and most importantly of all the experience of the individuals leaving.

With so much experience gained...
22nd Sep 2014, 09:08
Replies: 27
Views: 3,907
Posted By MaroonMan4

Alfred, Apologies if I did not make myself...

Alfred,

Apologies if I did not make myself clear, but it was why I used the term 'develop'. We are all know too well now what works, and what doesn't. However, I personally believe that with...
22nd Sep 2014, 06:57
Replies: 27
Views: 3,907
Posted By MaroonMan4

Although a true CSAR capability requires...

Although a true CSAR capability requires political will and much Joint resourcing to be used (hopefully) hardly ever, the capability that is crying out to be developed further post the lessons from...
15th Jul 2014, 09:52
Replies: 71
Views: 13,439
Posted By MaroonMan4

If I recall correctly Dr Fox had a pretty...

If I recall correctly Dr Fox had a pretty realistic and well balanced view of Defence, and said some sensible stuff - which is rare for a politician.

I do agree though, we certainly need a SofS...
12th Jul 2014, 10:02
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
Posted By MaroonMan4

4fitter, Fortunately no personal experience...

4fitter,

Fortunately no personal experience for me, but as you know we work pretty closely with the guys down the back, both during pre-deployment and on Ops so get a pretty good insight into the...
11th Jul 2014, 19:02
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
Posted By MaroonMan4

4fitter, Please do not think for one moment...

4fitter,

Please do not think for one moment that I was having a pop at those involved with Selly Oak, but as someone that was out in Afghan in 06 the confidence in the medevac system was low. As...
11th Jul 2014, 12:37
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
Posted By MaroonMan4

Oh deary deary me, I was only joking when I...

Oh deary deary me,

I was only joking when I was bantering Melchy in this thread a few months ago about the hypothetical closure of Headley Court after the closure of Peterborough.
...
24th May 2014, 09:37
Replies: 17
Views: 3,483
Posted By MaroonMan4

Melchett, You actually answer your own...

Melchett,

You actually answer your own question I believe and yes the military 'PR' machine has learnt from its political masters on how to bury news that if reported openly and transparently may...
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