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UK plans to create new military bases abroad

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In late December 2018, Williamson announced that Britain needed two new permanent military bases. This is supposed to help the United Kingdom become a “true global player,” especially after Brexit.


UK plans to create new military bases abroad


The British contingent is already somehow represented in Singapore and Brunei. AT Singapore Naval Party 1022 is located - the unit responsible for the technical support of British ships and equipment located in the port of Sembawang. NP1022 is also a symbol of the British contribution to the Five Powers Defense Agreement (UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore).

В Brunei there is a light motorized infantry battalion of the Royal Gurkish shooters. 7th Army Corps aviation (Bell 212 helicopters) supports ground forces. These units can support the Sultan of Brunei, as well as accompany other elements of the British Armed Forces, when necessary. About 2000 Britons serve in Brunei, including civilian personnel, who change every 5 years.

It is not necessary to say that "Great Britain is returning to Asia", hinting at the recently ended era of decolonization. The Anglo-Saxons did not go anywhere. The British military presence in Brunei is one example of how London wants to maintain its influence in Southeast Asia even after Malaysia gained independence and Hong Kong gained administrative autonomy. In light of the growing tension between the United States and China, the importance of British positions in Brunei could increase even more. The "new military base" in essence will not be anything new, but will only strengthen the forces already existing there.

The Caribbean, in turn, has never been a priority for British defense policy. Only in the 2017 year, when the hurricane season hit the British overseas territories in this region and the British power structures did not provide any assistance to the population, did the government think about creating a military base there.

Guyana was a British colony until 1966. The country is located in Latin America, but in terms of geography, culture and economy, it is closer to the Caribbean region than to the rest of the southern continent.

The rainforests of Guyana are an ideal place for various exercises, but, of course, this was not the determining factor for the possible creation of a military base here. The state borders with Venezuela, which has long-standing territorial claims on the western part (almost 50% of the territory) of Guyana. The dispute escalated in 2015, when oil exploration began in the disputed Guyana-Essekibo section.

Island military base Montserrat would help to improve the economy in this territory and help provide support to the population of the British overseas territories, if necessary. In the Caribbean, there are 140 thousands of British citizens on the islands of Anguilla, Cayman, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as on the British Virgin Islands.

According to the author of the Telegram channel "Brussels snitch", Great Britain’s desire to increase “global reach” may be more of a problem than a benefit. At least, because Brexit will definitely affect the state’s economy, and for the construction of new bases will require significant financial resources.
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  1. den3080
    den3080 1 March 2019 19: 18
    +5
    The legs are scattered among the British, in my unenlightened view.
    1. Teberii
      Teberii 1 March 2019 19: 32
      +2
      Before, they didn’t leave, only then she had a large fleet. Now she will have to spend a lot of money on him from the beginning. And Brexit interferes with both.
    2. Orkraider
      Orkraider 1 March 2019 20: 04
      +2
      Quote: den3080
      The legs are scattered among the British, in my unenlightened view.


      Given that Britain now has problems with the acquisition of existing forces in the army and navy, there may simply not be enough opportunities for new bases.

      the British army is facing a serious problem of the shortage of ordinary and non-commissioned officers in the infantry. According to the UK Department of Defense, promulgated on September 20, 2018 in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), the lack of staff in the regular infantry battalions of the British army (of which there are 29 now, excluding two Gurkh battalions) per 1 July 2018 was 12,4%


      Newspaper The Independent.
      The British army is losing combat efficiency due to the large number of sick and limited-fit military personnel. “The number of soldiers who are suitable for battle fell to 60 thousand people. New data show that almost one in five soldiers cannot perform full combat duties due to illness or injury, "the publication reports citing MP of the conservative party Andrew Bowie," "another ten thousand soldiers and officers were limited fit for health reasons and able to perform only certain operations. Therefore, the increased burden falls on the shoulders of other British troops, which negatively affects their health and leads to an unwillingness to continue serving. "
    3. SSR
      SSR 2 March 2019 04: 25
      +1
      Quote: den3080
      The legs are scattered among the British, in my unenlightened view.

      Let the hot disperse in your "opinion". This old woman got it (((
    4. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 2 March 2019 16: 37
      0
      Quote: den3080
      The legs are scattered among the British, in my unenlightened view.

      I wish them how the hooves will part, to face in a large piece of warm guano (so that they do not spoil the teeth, they will be brown, but whole). It is desirable that at the same time another navel would be unleashed.
      This is so that it would be more convenient for them to crawl to the side and finally shut up ....
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 1 March 2019 19: 20
    +2
    Let's see what happens...
    1. cniza
      cniza 1 March 2019 20: 31
      +2
      There are not many options, but as a result they will sit in a puddle ...
  3. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 1 March 2019 19: 20
    +1
    And what kind of military power did the Little Britons have, besides petty dirty tricks, there was nothing left, they needed to shut up and shut up, many continents remember their colonization, you will look and remember.
  4. Samara_63
    Samara_63 1 March 2019 19: 23
    +1
    Well England has a powerful Fleet, so this is understandable
  5. irazum
    irazum 1 March 2019 19: 29
    +1
    Guyana will definitely be located, especially since Madura comes forward with territorial claims against her.
  6. Cowbra
    Cowbra 1 March 2019 19: 29
    +3
    Well, except for the fact that recently the UN ordered the Melkobrihants ...
    UN court calls on London to return Chagos archipelago to Mauritius
    https://www.dw.com/ru/суд-оон-призвал-лондон-вернуть-маврикию-архипелаг-чагос/a-47684423

    And so nothing, nothing repeat
  7. rayruav
    rayruav 1 March 2019 19: 38
    +1
    go ahead guys go ahead they don’t have enough money for elementary requests mo it’s pure PR
  8. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 1 March 2019 19: 41
    +3
    Montserrat military base


    Oh journalist ..... rewrite from each other .... Well, let's remember what happened on Monserat Island in 1995 year? What the hell can a base be there ?! Make news from sticks and so on ....
    1. LeonidB
      2 March 2019 09: 07
      0
      Let's remember that you cannot rewrite the statement of the Minister of Defense, you cannot erase words from a song. You can write to him personally, recall about the volcano.
      1. Keyser soze
        Keyser soze 2 March 2019 09: 40
        +2
        you can’t rewrite the statement of the Minister of Defense


        If Ser Galahad Williamson wrote that he would seek the Grail on Monserrat, let us leave it to his conscience. And I apologize because I have not read his statement. But in the text I just didn’t see anyone referring to his words. Anyway, if the British want to blow up their base on the volcano, it will be interesting to start receiving a Darwin award ... laughing
        1. LeonidB
          2 March 2019 09: 44
          +2
          I'm afraid he will not be the first in line for this award. Before him, at least May, who a month before Brexit does not know how to crank it.
          1. Keyser soze
            Keyser soze 2 March 2019 09: 53
            +1
            May, which is a month before Brexit ....


            Speaking of Brexit, it is already not so obvious. May said that she could postpone it to agree with the EU. The main opponent is in Parliament and the European is determined not to back down. But right - the British created such a circus that they deserve the Queen to hide them in the Tower until they find the brain in their heads ...
  9. wow
    wow 1 March 2019 20: 26
    +1
    Enough kerAsinu, and ...?
    1. cniza
      cniza 1 March 2019 20: 30
      +2
      In the little guy got into a fool ...
  10. beeper
    beeper 1 March 2019 20: 56
    0
    And the British are showing genuine interest in the Black Sea Ochakov, what would it be ?! winked
  11. Bratok
    Bratok 1 March 2019 20: 56
    +2
    Great Britain’s desire to increase global reach may be more problem than benefit

    Well, we'll see here again .. Ireland and Scotland, as it is against all this! fellow
    Impudent Saxons with the Jews do not particularly impudent .. Still have to answer ..! negative
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  13. Akinaki
    Akinaki 1 March 2019 21: 32
    -1
    "In the opinion of the author of the Telegram channel" Brussels Squealer ", how do you read Telegram?
    It seems that it is illegal ???
  14. NF68
    NF68 1 March 2019 22: 11
    +1
    For the British and look, Ireland and Scotland will make their legs and it is not clear what could happen to their island, and the British are thinking about creating new bases abroad.
    1. beeper
      beeper 2 March 2019 19: 02
      0
      Quote: NF68
      For the British and look, Ireland and Scotland will make their legs and it is not clear what could happen to their island, and the British are thinking about creating new bases abroad.

      hi Nothing will happen to their island if Russia is not reached. smile
      Ireland and Scotland will not leave them anywhere and will not "do" anything - the British also know this very well.
      But the Britons changed their military doctrine - they took up the unforgotten "old", colonial-expansionist ...! request
      1. NF68
        NF68 3 March 2019 16: 19
        +1
        Quote: pishchak
        Quote: NF68
        For the British and look, Ireland and Scotland will make their legs and it is not clear what could happen to their island, and the British are thinking about creating new bases abroad.

        hi Nothing will happen to their island if Russia is not reached. smile
        Ireland and Scotland will not leave them anywhere and will not "do" anything - the British also know this very well.
        But the Britons changed their military doctrine - they took up the unforgotten "old", colonial-expansionist ...! request


        They climbed into Afghanistan and got bogged down there along with the Americans to their very nostrils.
        1. beeper
          beeper 3 March 2019 17: 11
          0
          hi "Stuck" in Afghanistan, so what? winked This does not prevent them at all now to "tie up", "together with the Americans", in Ukraine! request
          1. NF68
            NF68 3 March 2019 21: 44
            0
            Quote: pishchak
            hi "Stuck" in Afghanistan, so what? winked This does not prevent them at all now to "tie up", "together with the Americans", in Ukraine! request


            Not cheap it’s a pleasure to fight in Afghanistan and Ukraine, the affairs of the British and Americans are not doing the best either — as the horses did not beg for beatings, Russia did not give the horses any reason to smash the Ukrainian GTS and then write it off to Russia. The end of the 2019 year after which Russia will supply the bulk of gas to the EU bypassing the United States is just around the corner.
            1. beeper
              beeper 4 March 2019 11: 17
              0
              hi We’re talking about military bases, but we’re not raising a holivar ?! wink
              So, the British "tied" to the Americans, who are creating their military bases in Ukraine, and in Ochakov, and Odessa, in particular, it is very close to the Crimea and Transnistria!
              And cheap or expensive it is for them, they know better, and things are going well with the Nuggosaxes, apparently! Yes, they didn’t succeed in going to Sevastopol right away, and it was a shock, but for a long time they were rebuilt and are systematically working on their plans! request
              The GTS, of course, is important, but, in general, the secondary goal is that if the collective West succeeds in undermining the Russian Federation and seizing its resources, then they will decide on the transit pipelines according to the circumstances — will they need them then ?! winked
              1. NF68
                NF68 4 March 2019 17: 15
                0
                Quote: pishchak
                hi We’re talking about military bases, but we’re not raising a holivar ?! wink
                So, the British "tied" to the Americans, who are creating their military bases in Ukraine, and in Ochakov, and Odessa, in particular, it is very close to the Crimea and Transnistria!
                And cheap or expensive it is for them, they know better, and things are going well with the Nuggosaxes, apparently! Yes, they didn’t succeed in going to Sevastopol right away, and it was a shock, but for a long time they were rebuilt and are systematically working on their plans! request
                The GTS, of course, is important, but, in general, the secondary goal is that if the collective West succeeds in undermining the Russian Federation and seizing its resources, then they will decide on the transit pipelines according to the circumstances — will they need them then ?! winked


                Having climbed into Afghanistan, the British have already spent quite a few funds. In addition to Afghanistan, the British spend a lot in other countries and regions of the world. If in the near future England will leave the EU, then this will again require not small expenses and quite a few problems will arise for the English economy.
  15. engineer74
    engineer74 1 March 2019 23: 01
    +1
    This is supposed to help the UK become a “true global player.”

    And I thought, just wanted to overload the Strategic Missile Forces. what
    IMHO: British habits for the status of another "real global player" are fraught with a clash with the interests of God knows how many old and new global players. The same frostbitten States can easily pass a law to contain the next threat, China will not adopt a law, it will simply deal with containment, etc. Is it worth it because of the three military bases? recourse
  16. Kibl
    Kibl 1 March 2019 23: 52
    +1
    The Englishwoman again wished to spoil! An empire over which the sun never sets, her mother is so rastak! And the ass will not crack at the seam ?!
  17. svp67
    svp67 2 March 2019 04: 18
    +1
    UK plans to create new military bases abroad
    And who does not suggest that one of these bases appear in Ukraine or Georgia?
    1. beeper
      beeper 2 March 2019 18: 54
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      UK plans to create new military bases abroad
      And who does not suggest that one of these bases appear in Ukraine or Georgia?

      hi Above, I wrote somewhere the Black Sea Ochakov, the Dnieper-Bug estuary, the island (first) May, who in the subject knows what it means.
      Recently, the British, in addition to the "traditional" American hosts, are also showing upright increased activity on the Black Sea coast in this area of ​​the Nikolaev region, as well as in the area of ​​Odessa.
  18. Captain Pushkin
    Captain Pushkin 2 March 2019 16: 50
    0
    Quote: Keyser Soze
    Keyser Soze (Eugene) Today, 09:53

    +1
    May, which is a month before Brexit ....


    Speaking of Brexit, it is already not so obvious. May said that she could postpone it to agree with the EU. The main opponent in Parliament and the European is determined not to back down

    The citizens of the EU will come out or be kicked out of there, does not play a big role. In any case, the former comrade-in-arms of the flock called the EU will not get off the living and will undress to cowards. And yet they will not miss the opportunity to mock.
    Therefore, this ugly old woman is the number one candidate for the Darwin medal.