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Every fifth British soldier is not ready to defend his homeland

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In the UK, the number of servicemen capable of engaging in combat has declined to 60 thousand, reports Utro.ru message of the newspaper The Independent.




“Thus, in the British army, every fifth soldier was, for one reason or another, inefficient - according to official data, the number of British Armed Forces is 82 thousands of people,” the material says.

About 8 thousand of them can not be sent to the front line due to various injuries or mental illness, even 10 thousand are recognized as "relatively healthy", but can be involved in combat work with great limitations.

According to Andrew Bowie, a member of parliament and a former Navy officer, “such a significant reduction in combat-capable soldiers places too much of a burden on the remaining military personnel.”

It is reported that such depressing statistics was published “against the background of parliamentary debates on the reduction of the military budget and the transfer of thousands of soldiers to the 12 reserve”.

Conservative parliamentarians are vigorously protesting against the optimization proposed by Teresa May and warned that this should not be done in the light of the “growing threat” from Russia, the DPRK and Iran.

In turn, British Defense Secretary Tobias Elwood said that if the proposal to reduce the army is accepted, he will not hesitate to resign.
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  1. AVGUST
    AVGUST 6 December 2017 09: 15 New
    +5
    Fool, yes here, in the second city of the Sverdlovsk region - Nizhny Tagil, on the day of the city, a large number of citizens are going to see the fireworks in the theater square ........
    1. vkl.47
      vkl.47 6 December 2017 09: 40 New
      +2
      Yes, they drive like the Americans. If only to beat a booblo on a war game. For amers, war is bread. There will be no wars, the mattress will simply fall apart
      1. Teberii
        Teberii 6 December 2017 09: 49 New
        0
        If they continue to scare us with our threat, then the healthy ones will run away.
      2. Scoun
        Scoun 6 December 2017 10: 00 New
        +1
        Quote: vkl.47
        Yes, they drive like the Americans. If only to beat a booblo on a war game.

        England has long been no longer "great" Britain, although it craps like before and they really do not need a huge army from Iran, etc. ... who in their right mind would send a fleet to stoke their islands?
        Conservative parliamentarians are vigorously protesting against the optimization proposed by Teresa May and warned that this should not be done in the light of the “growing threat” from Russia, the DPRK and Iran.

        These threats, the empty nonsense of those who, on the thumb, are still in series all over the world.

        PS.
        And so, let them nibble, they still have to go around for millions of ruined lives.
      3. x.andvlad
        x.andvlad 6 December 2017 10: 02 New
        0
        Absolutely right! Anglo-Saxons are not original. Nothing new.
        It is reported that such depressing statistics were published "against the backdrop of parliamentary military budget debate and the dismissal of 12 soldiers. ”
        Budget cuts are a major problem. Do you need to cut something?
      4. Esoteric
        Esoteric 6 December 2017 10: 10 New
        +1
        Quote: vkl.47
        For amers, war is bread.

        If this war is in a foreign territory
        Quote: vkl.47
        There will be no wars, the mattress will simply fall apart

        It will fall apart if the war begins on its territory ... I would say it will break ... belay
    2. demo
      demo 6 December 2017 10: 34 New
      +1
      And every fifth, by the end of the holiday is "ready"?
  2. svp67
    svp67 6 December 2017 09: 19 New
    +2
    About 8 thousand of them can not be sent to the front line due to various injuries or mental illness, even 10 thousand are recognized as "relatively healthy", but can be involved in combat work with great limitations.
    In short, everything is as always a tradition, sir. England always tried to fight with foreign armies, and not with its ground forces. But when I had to do this, it turned out that the army of England was 2/3, if not more, composed of natives.
    1. Solomon Kane
      Solomon Kane 6 December 2017 09: 58 New
      +7
      “Where are your soldiers, Tobias?”
      -Go to sea, sir !!!
      -And those that remained?
      - Remained sick, lame and far from stupid, Sir !!!
      -And what about our valiant M6?
      - Gone to play in Chelsea, to Abramovich .....
      1. svp67
        svp67 6 December 2017 10: 02 New
        +3
        Quote: Solomon Kane
        - Remained sick, lame and far from stupid, Sir !!!

        It's funny, but I don’t agree here ... those who stayed, under any pretext, well, obviously not fools
        1. Solomon Kane
          Solomon Kane 6 December 2017 10: 05 New
          +4
          There was a different definition, but gentlemen moderators made an adjustment according to the text ......
  3. Jedi
    Jedi 6 December 2017 09: 21 New
    +7
    Thus, every fifth soldier in the British army for one reason or another turned out to be unfit - according to official figures, the number of British forces is 82 thousand people

    Here's the "byad" ... But what, transgender people and other woodcutters will not help save the situation? Or is everyone preparing for a grandiose shooter in the form of "optimization"? lol
    1. Solomon Kane
      Solomon Kane 6 December 2017 09: 31 New
      +4
      They clone Bond like a sheep Dolly .. wassat laughing winked
      Maximilian! My respect sir !!! hi wink hi
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 6 December 2017 09: 40 New
        +4
        Mutually, Constantine! wink hi
        Quote: Solomon Kane
        They clone Bond like a sheep Dolly.

        Judging by their Russophobic hysteria, the clones are obtained with a "short decay period." laughing
  4. HAM
    HAM 6 December 2017 09: 25 New
    0
    Call in the army of football fans and you will be happy. It hurts if they are quick-witted when they don’t get an answer in the head, and when they’re drunk, it’s nothing ....
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 December 2017 09: 28 New
    +4
    in the British army every fifth soldier for one reason or another was incapable ... mental illness

    Well this is understandable, because fogs and constant nervous tension due to the Russian threat are doing their job. But you hold on.
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya 6 December 2017 09: 40 New
      +4
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Well this is understandable, because fogs and constant nervous tension due to the Russian threat are doing their job. But you hold on

      such, mentally ill hedgehogs in the fog ... wink
      1. Solomon Kane
        Solomon Kane 6 December 2017 10: 03 New
        +4
        Oh! This London rain, painfully, screaming ....
        Marina Vitalievna! My regards! hi hi hi
        1. Masya masya
          Masya masya 6 December 2017 10: 44 New
          +5
          Hello, Konstantin! love
          wink
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  6. Ushly_bashkort
    Ushly_bashkort 6 December 2017 09: 42 New
    +1
    As I wrote above, the natives will fight for them, this time they will be appointed by the Poles, Croats, Albanians and other Estoons. Judging by how they put their troops on the map, they expect that they will stop us at the Baltic states or in Poland, well, maximum in the Balkans.
  7. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 6 December 2017 09: 46 New
    +6
    if the proposal to reduce the army is accepted, he will not hesitate to resign.
    Correctly ! And who to command? Bummer, sir!
  8. Simon
    Simon 6 December 2017 09: 48 New
    0
    Quote: svp67
    About 8 thousand of them can not be sent to the front line due to various injuries or mental illness, even 10 thousand are recognized as "relatively healthy", but can be involved in combat work with great limitations.
    In short, everything is as always a tradition, sir. England always tried to fight with foreign armies, and not with its ground forces. But when I had to do this, it turned out that the army of England was 2/3, if not more, composed of natives.

    They have a lot of gender, let them take into the army! laughing With bare asses going to battle wassat
  9. Simon
    Simon 6 December 2017 09: 51 New
    +1
    Quote: Jedi
    Thus, every fifth soldier in the British army for one reason or another turned out to be unfit - according to official figures, the number of British forces is 82 thousand people

    Here's the "byad" ... But what, transgender people and other woodcutters will not help save the situation? Or is everyone preparing for a grandiose shooter in the form of "optimization"? lol

    Yes ... well, in short the kayuk comes to England! recourse crying
  10. askort154
    askort154 6 December 2017 09: 53 New
    +1
    Another option is to replenish the runaway Russian “political refugees” with sons, and the undergrowth of “bureaucrats-businessmen” mowing down from the army in the Russian Federation.
  11. Simon
    Simon 6 December 2017 09: 55 New
    +1
    Quote: rotmistr60
    in the British army every fifth soldier for one reason or another was incapable ... mental illness

    Well this is understandable, because fogs and constant nervous tension due to the Russian threat are doing their job. But you hold on.

    Well, of course! They so intimidated their population with “Russian Bear” that almost the entire population of England became deviators among them. laughing
  12. Dimmih
    Dimmih 6 December 2017 10: 14 New
    0
    Attached to this message would be a certificate of the national-religious composition of the British Armed Forces (if any), there is confidence that this will partially explain what is happening.
  13. demo
    demo 6 December 2017 10: 36 New
    +1
    Britain is moving with leaps and bounds to complete pacifism.
    For how can this idiocy be explained?
    Here the “Russian threat” is on an ever-increasing scale, and here the tolerants with the rainbow are fighting in no way.
  14. rocket757
    rocket757 6 December 2017 11: 29 New
    +3
    The question pops up - how can emigrants be used ... there, after all, the guys are young and evil immeasurably!
    Enlightened, inspired, consider "fattened" residents of the geyrops do not want to know the difficulties of a soldier's life !!! If you also defend the interests of the country, no matter where you are, in hot Afghanistan, etc. ... all “sick”, “weak” at once ...
    however, as an excuse to shake money from taxpayers for the maintenance of tommies and generals, where would it be without them, the identity will come down !!!
  15. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 6 December 2017 12: 13 New
    0
    The fact that in the UK every fifth soldier is active !!! army can not fully fight - a horror story for the parliament in general and Teresa May in particular, nothing more. The mobilization potential of the British is not so bad, there are serious men in both Glasgow and Bristol, and port movers have never been particularly tolerant of transgender people.
    It is a completely different matter that the British Parliament will never send its citizens to an expeditionary war, and, as the forum users correctly put it
    Quote: svp67
    England always tried to fight with foreign armies, and not with its ground forces. But when I had to do this, it turned out that the army of England was 2/3, if not more, composed of natives.
    Quote: Ushly_bashkort
    the natives will fight for them, this time they will be appointed by Poles, Croats, Albanians and other Estoons.
    it will be so.
    Well, small Britain itself as an island has not been of interest to anyone for a long time, but Russia, in principle ... Not the climate there, and the place is bad ..
  16. faterdom
    faterdom 6 December 2017 15: 41 New
    +1
    Correctly. The whites no longer want to bear the “burden of the white man” and other democracy.
    But a lot of "British" are fighting in the ranks of ISIS and AlNusra. And quite combat-ready, including women.