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Media: UK plans to reduce the army by 14 thousand people

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The command of the Armed Forces of Great Britain has developed plans to reduce the size of the army by more than 14 thousand people. This was reported on Friday by the British newspaper The Times.


Media: UK plans to reduce the army by 14 thousand people


According to the publication, it is planned, in particular, to combine units of airborne troops and royal marines in order to save money. In the next decade, the military budget of the United Kingdom is expected to be reduced by 20 billion pounds ($ 27 billion). Three versions of such proposals were presented to Secretary of Defense Gavin Williamson when he replaced Sir Michael Fallon in this post in November. They suggest a reduction of 11 thousand troops, 2 thousand marines and 1250 representatives of the Air Force.

According to official data, the number of British army is now almost 83 thousand troops, compared with 112 thousand in 2003 year. The planned reduction will make the British army the smallest in the last 200 years, the newspaper said

Williamson, according to the publication, "was horrified" from the options proposed for selection.

He does not consider this acceptable. This will put the armed forces in a difficult position in the light of the level of international threat.
- leads The Times on confidentiality the words of the representative of Whitehall

This document is just one of the elements of possible options prepared by officials for discussion as part of a review of national security opportunities.
- he informed, reports TASS
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  1. Shura Perm
    Shura Perm 12 January 2018 12: 58 New
    0
    Ours is easier ...
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      1. 210ox
        210ox 12 January 2018 13: 11 New
        +4
        Yeah .. You're still alive. Thanks to these things in the kung ..
        Quote: Bellum omnium contra omnes
        Which of yours, let me ask you a good mister?? Well, yes ... Then sleep well, Che. Homeland is well protected, la ...
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 12 January 2018 13: 17 New
          +3
          England for the media: We will reduce the army!
          England for NATO: We will increase the contingent at the base in the Northwood area.
          https://topwar.ru/133548-nato-uvelichit-britanski
          y-kontingent-v-otvet-na-podvodnuyu-aktivnost-ross
          ii.html # comment-id-7760065
      2. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 12 January 2018 13: 13 New
        +8
        I would love to look at you in the first month of service. Vidocq would not be better, or perhaps worse.
        1. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
          Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 12 January 2018 13: 20 New
          +2
          From conscripts what could be the demand? So the soldier wanted to warm up the food and burned the BTR-82A for 28 million rubles. The court did not begin to recover pecuniary damage from the private, having appointed him six months of a disciplinary military unit.

          1. m.cempbell
            m.cempbell 12 January 2018 14: 01 New
            +2
            That's how many did not review this video could not understand everything - well, really it was impossible to pull this network in the first seconds of the fire? Several times they extinguished burning mazs and urals - the engine compartment lights up there first of all, because everything is always in oil. But the armored personnel carrier should be tight with more, because it floats. That is, until the flame in the MTO reached, it was possible to extinguish ...
      3. dorz
        dorz 12 January 2018 13: 25 New
        0
        UK plans to reduce army

        The British can reduce the entire army, as well as Mongolia, no one threatens them. laughing
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 12 January 2018 18: 00 New
          +1
          Quote: dorz
          UK plans to reduce army

          The British can reduce the entire army, as well as Mongolia, no one threatens them. laughing

          What is it like ? And where is the Russian threat, and where is the threat of a referendum on Scotland conducted under the leadership of Putin? This is you so in vain!
      4. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 12 January 2018 13: 26 New
        +6
        Quote: Bellum omnium contra omnes
        Well, yes ... Then sleep well, Che. Homeland is well protected, la ..

        Actually, why do you, fuck, dear, not like in our army? Dug up the picture, and why? The people touches me - they just started to get out of the zhopeni, again, fir-trees, sticks, everything is bad for them. Companions from the breed Belinsky-Dostoevsky. Those, too, lived badly, they moaned in such a way that after 120 years we at school were sickened with their moans. From their search for truth, the country will hiccup for a long time. Found a lot of something, stupid raznochinskaya? I know one thing for sure - today my girls can sleep peacefully.
      5. Piramidon
        Piramidon 12 January 2018 14: 37 New
        +1
        Quote: Bellum omnium contra omnes
        What kind of people of yours, let me ask the good mister? This? Well, yes ... Then sleep peacefully, Che. The motherland is reliably protected, la ...

        Oh, the "master" heaped here hatch. Bomzhikov still in the trash. napotkay and lay out. What did you want to say with this your claim that soldiers cannot sleep?
    2. 210ox
      210ox 12 January 2018 13: 10 New
      +1
      Strange. But what about the "evil Russians"
      Quote: Shura Perm
      Ours is easier ...
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        1. Varyag_0711
          Varyag_0711 12 January 2018 13: 23 New
          12
          Bellum omnium contra omnes Today, 13:15 PM ↑ New
          I’m rather alive, contrary to all of you here, and not thanks in any way. laughing
          Yes you die a small loss. One fool will be less. Again, the air will become cleaner, otherwise it will be blown away from you, as if it were from a public flair.
          1. iliitchitch
            iliitchitch 12 January 2018 14: 14 New
            +1
            Quote: Varyag_0711
            Yes you die a small loss. One will be less. Again, the air will become cleaner, otherwise it will be blown away from you, as if it were from a public flair.

            Yes, we have cleaner closets. Closets in the heads are indestructible. However, for 100 thousand. the population should be some dybilov, some prostitutes. Statistics, exact science, you can not argue with it.
            (we can only agree on what our government is constantly doing).
    3. Svarog
      Svarog 12 January 2018 13: 14 New
      +5
      The Englishwoman is not going to fight - that's good.
      1. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 12 January 2018 13: 47 New
        +3
        going, only as always with the wrong hands))
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 12 January 2018 13: 01 New
    +8
    The planned reduction will make the British army the smallest in recent 200 years, the newspaper notes
    And Britain is even more insignificant on the world stage. The rule of Britain - these words are already mockingly
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 12 January 2018 13: 03 New
      +2
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      The planned reduction will make the British army the smallest in recent 200 years, the newspaper notes
      And Britain is even more insignificant on the world stage. The rule of Britain - these words are already mockingly

      Rather, they do not sound. NE Great Britain practically ceased to exist.
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 12 January 2018 13: 05 New
    +5
    Whether there will still be oh-oh-oh !!!
    And remake the rest on the principle of tolerance!
    And finally, repaint the form in the colors of the rainbow !!! Schaub Zulu scare !!!
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 12 January 2018 13: 13 New
      +4
      Victor, hi! hi Something wrong is being done in the Kingdom of Great Britain: Russia is threatening, Russian submarines are swarming with the coast, and the warship crews are understaffed at the mistress of the seas, and there’s another reduction! Hto a traitor ??? lol
      1. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 12 January 2018 13: 49 New
        +4
        good day, how who? "Russian hackers"
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 12 January 2018 13: 50 New
          +3
          E-mine, what - have you already found a Russian trace? lol Eugene, welcome! hi
          1. Warrior with machine gun
            Warrior with machine gun 12 January 2018 13: 54 New
            +4
            I welcome Pasha, so they have this trace after any school is pre-registered))
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 12 January 2018 14: 02 New
              +4
              I won’t be surprised if the GDP in the morning asks Peskov: "Well, and what did I oversleep - what else are we to blame?" . lol
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 12 January 2018 14: 31 New
                +4
                Hi Pasha, hello everyone.
                Maybe there’s one more of our Chapman’s night cuckoos, though .... maybe there’s a little guy from ours who scandals in airplanes, made a nest, and whispers to the admiral’s lords and generals, but at least politics, we need sho !!!
                Not only hackers are our zemlyots rich !!! Our cuckoos oh-ho-what !!! Sweet and enticing, though ... something was said there about social irresponsibility ??? However, this service is such !!!
                1. bouncyhunter
                  bouncyhunter 12 January 2018 15: 48 New
                  +2
                  Vitya, you know, I would definitely succumb to Anya Chapman as a single man, but I'm not James Bond. wink lol
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 12 January 2018 16: 07 New
                    +4
                    As if I’m not single, a pre-retirement man, I’m not depriving the EXCELLENT HALF of our attention either.
                    And for our beautiful Mata Hari, I AM Proud!
                    They do everything for the country that they can, give themselves up without a trace and this is not ernichinie, but a recognition of their merits.
                    1. bouncyhunter
                      bouncyhunter 12 January 2018 16: 16 New
                      +2
                      My friend, but who diminishes their merits ??? Today is Friday - therefore I propose a drink for the ladies who are nearby or those whom we would like to see nearby! drinks
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 12 January 2018 19: 37 New
                        +4
                        My shiver is not a big fan, but a glass of good wine can be for the company! The main thing does not hinder us ... so I’m slipping on a thimble of cognac ... well, boom, hello !!!
      2. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 12 January 2018 14: 42 New
        +1
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        Hto a traitor ???

        They also fuck about a dozen oligarchs to catapult, these will plunder everything there, and their kids will completely decompose and demoralize their kids. Here it is, the corruptive influence of the east. And then they will understand what Byzantine treachery is.
  4. askort154
    askort154 12 January 2018 13: 06 New
    +1
    But what about the "Russian threat"? The Baltic states were driven into the cellar, while they themselves
    dissolve the army. Ah yes, the queen. love
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 January 2018 13: 12 New
    +3
    for 14 thousand people
    And this is with the growing daily Russian "threat"? Something is wrong in the kingdom of England. According to their analysis, the fleet is breathing frankly, 14 thousand w / cl are superfluous ... Or does Britain today also rely exclusively on the United States?
  6. PalBor
    PalBor 12 January 2018 13: 13 New
    +2
    There is simply no one to serve. The English men are less and less, and the packs with the Indians are pacifists. smile
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 12 January 2018 14: 45 New
      0
      Quote: PalBor
      There is simply no one to serve. The English men are less and less, and the packs with the Indians are pacifists. smile

      Duc they already have fagots in the army. Or do they not go?
  7. dzvero
    dzvero 12 January 2018 16: 47 New
    0
    The army will be reduced, PMCs will increase and all matters. For parades and demonstrations of the flag, 50000 is enough for the eyes, and wild geese will be sent to die.
  8. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 12 January 2018 21: 07 New
    0
    Quote: APASUS
    Quote: dorz
    UK plans to reduce army

    The British can reduce the entire army, as well as Mongolia, no one threatens them. laughing

    What is it like ? And where is the Russian threat, and where is the threat of a referendum on Scotland conducted under the leadership of Putin? This is you so in vain!

    Currently, the Russian threat is restrained by the valiant APU in the Donbass)))
  9. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 13 January 2018 07: 08 New
    0
    The media are telling us about the threat of NATO and they are reducing the army?