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Royal Navy personnel taking part in the Libyan intervention and soldiers fighting in Afghanistan will be told next week that they could be sacked under defence cuts, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/8422839/Forces-serving-in-Libya-to-be-told-you-face-the-sack.html

Military commanders from the Army and Navy will inform serving members of the Armed Forces on Monday that they could be among more than 2,000 uniformed personnel to be made redundant in September.

Those eligible for the redundancy programme starting next week will include some soldiers presently completing tours in Afghanistan. Seamen currently aboard warships and submarines in the Mediterranean supporting operations in Libya will also be told they could be included.

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Soldiers have always been nothing but cannon fodder fighting for the interests of the rich, all the charade around it (parades, honours, moments of silence, poppies, patriotism, etc.) is purely to make people believe otherwise.

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Soldiers have always been nothing but cannon fodder fighting for the interests of the rich, all the charade around it (parades, honours, moments of silence, poppies, patriotism, etc.) is purely to make people believe otherwise.

Most service personnel are only to happy bear the risk in maiming and killing - with sanction from the State. Even more are happy to take redundancy payments. Don't shed any tears for them or they will think you are *****.

Edited by Alan B'Stard MP

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Most service personnel are only to happy bear the risk in maiming and killing - with sanction from the State. Even more are happy to take redundancy payments. Don't shed any tears for them or they will think you are *****.

Nice comments guys! Yet another armchair political warrior on HPC.

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I was actually eying up a Royal Navy job yesterday as a shipbased chef, it wasn't so bad £17K, not great but considering it includes accomodation for 6-9 months of the year.

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Most service personnel are only to happy bear the risk in maiming and killing -

Some do, I've seen it quite often about people who sign up to kill towel heads or to shoot *akis in their own words.

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I was actually eying up a Royal Navy job yesterday as a shipbased chef, it wasn't so bad £17K, not great but considering it includes accomodation for 6-9 months of the year.

It's not bad, put your stuff into storage and just go. You'll be one of the lads. The non-pay benefits of the forces are still worth considering.

Bear in mind that you could be ordered to retrain and end up driving on a convoy somewhere, so it's not all rum and roses.

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You have to remember that the Army, RAF & Navy can be very different organisations, that attract/employ people with different attitudes, intelligence & maturity. Not all service personnel, actively seek the opportunity to hurt another human being.

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You have to remember that the Army, RAF & Navy can be very different organisations, that attract/employ people with different attitudes, intelligence & maturity. Not all service personnel, actively seek the opportunity to hurt another human being.

Quite so.

Some of them are over 5 foot 8 and didn't know what else to do.

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It's not bad, put your stuff into storage and just go. You'll be one of the lads. The non-pay benefits of the forces are still worth considering.

My low swimming ability and dislike of mindlessly bowing to authority are at odds with any naval type work.

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My low swimming ability and dislike of mindlessly bowing to authority are at odds with any naval type work.

Swimming skill doesn't matter, even the Fijians manage. You'll be ok if you can overcome it with training, barring that, pure physical fitness as you thrash through.

If you're not willing to bow to authority though, then it may not be for you.

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Quite so.

Some of them are over 5 foot 8 and didn't know what else to do.

You seem to have a soft spot for writing in code. My impression is that you don't have much sympathy for our forces personnel?

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I was actually eying up a Royal Navy job yesterday as a shipbased chef, it wasn't so bad £17K, not great but considering it includes accomodation for 6-9 months of the year.

What they don't tell you is that whilst rum and the lash have been banned sodomy is still very much in vogue on her Majesties Ships! :P

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You seem to have a soft spot for writing in code.

He does sometimes do that thing where he'll tell you half of what he's thinking and then feel smug that you aren't able to understand him. Shame really as he often seems to be on an interestingly creative tangent.

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It's not bad, put your stuff into storage and just go. You'll be one of the lads. The non-pay benefits of the forces are still worth considering.

Waiting list for RN chefs is 36 months anyway! :blink:

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But, but...they're advertising on tele about Apprenticeships and all that.

Is this some sort of evil trick? Get rid of the people who actually know what they're doing and replace them with new blood to save themselves a few quid?

Sounds like some of the companies I have worked for...

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But, but...they're advertising on tele about Apprenticeships and all that.

Is this some sort of evil trick? Get rid of the people who actually know what they're doing and replace them with new blood to save themselves a few quid?

Sounds like some of the companies I have worked for...

All the non combat non cannon fodder roles are over subscribed. Had a word with an ex Navy bloke who cleaned bogs on the ark royal. Its always been this way, because the training ship HMR Raleigh has a limited capacity. While all the cannon fodder roles you'll go through selection and training pretty darned quick and end up on the front lines PDQ! The rum ration has a few conspiracy theories about this, where to expidite the process you join as cannon fodder and then transfer to your desired position.... after a couple of tours as cannon fodder of course.

Edited by ken_ichikawa

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They can always contract out the killing of civilians to Gaddafi.

Why Gaddafi?

Blackwater (now called XE services since the reputation of their original name had suffered too much due to all their civilian killing scandals in Iraq) is far more experienced at that. Gaddafi is an innocent puppy compared to them.

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You would think that the MOD would wait until they get back.

could be a ruse to get the government to give them some money - all they have to do is say look how demoralised these guys are, if you want the intervention to work you better guarantee their jobs.

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