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"Too small": The British Ministry of Defense announced the depressing state of the army

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"Too small": The British Ministry of Defense announced the depressing state of the army

The condition of the British army was considered "shocking". This conclusion was reached in the UK Department of Defense, which published an internal report, writes the Daily Mail.


According to the report, only one of the 33 infantry battalions in the British army is fully staffed, while the remaining 32 have a catastrophic shortage of personnel. Even the elite Scottish Guard, one of the country's most elite units, faced a shortage of recruits. According to the military department, only 339 servicemen serve in the battalion, and the shortage is more than 600 people.

It is noted that the number of applications filed for service in the army is significantly less than the vacancies available in the troops, and this trend continues to develop. The reason for the plight of recruits in the UK Department of Defense was called low salaries of military personnel, as well as the selection of recruits for service through a private firm, and not the offices of the military department.

Recruits were faced with bureaucratic obstacles when recruiting to the troops, which discouraged them from serving in the Armed Forces of the kingdom

- said the former commander of the British forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Richard Kemp.

To date, the British Ground Forces have only 11 thousand troops in their composition, the shortage is 14984 XNUMX people, the report says.

The army is already too small to fully defend Britain in an increasingly dangerous world

- added Richard Kemp.
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  1. figwam
    figwam 13 February 2021 08: 00
    +13
    The army is already too small to fully defend Britain in an increasingly dangerous world

    Who needs you?
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 13 February 2021 08: 04
      +3
      But they then believe that Russia will attack them, they are filming serials, BBC TV series "The Third World War: Inside the Command Post" And real military and politicians are playing there ...
      1. dSK
        dSK 13 February 2021 08: 41
        +4
        Quote: Hunter 2
        But they then believe that Russia will attack them ...
        To solve its problems, the United States needs a war outside the country. Pay politicians to fuel it not only in Europe -
        The Chinese authorities have banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country due to systematic violations of reporting requirements and undermining the national interests of the PRC, the General Directorate of Radio and Television of China said in a statement.
        1. dSK
          dSK 13 February 2021 08: 44
          +2
          Wise China put out another state "set on fire" -
          The border troops of China and India on the southern and northern shores of Lake Pangong Tso began a synchronized and orderly withdrawal of their forces. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of the PRC.
      2. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 13 February 2021 08: 53
        +4
        Quote: Hunter 2
        But they then believe that Russia will attack them

        If they believed, they would not have had an army the size of a reinforced division. Given the lack of conscription, they have nowhere to take their reserves.
        1. Bolt cutter
          Bolt cutter 13 February 2021 11: 24
          0
          they have nowhere to take reserves.
          There are Territorial army-reservists who regularly train (they are even taken to California and the Caribbean) and participate in hostilities. They may also call those who served earlier and offer a "tour trip". In the event of a serious war, the call will be total. There will be special groups of the military literally pick up from home / bar / work.
      3. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 13 February 2021 09: 55
        0
        Quote: Hunter 2
        But they then believe that Russia will attack them, they are filming serials, BBC TV series "The Third World War: Inside the Command Post" And real military and politicians are playing there ...

        And they also get used to the frost in estonia laughing
    2. Maz
      Maz 13 February 2021 12: 03
      +1
      let them take Ukrainians into the army, these will serve for money
  2. Cowbra
    Cowbra 13 February 2021 08: 20
    +4
    This news is at least 10 years old, the whole world was laughing at the beginning of the 10th that they had a shortage of 60% ... They just finished
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 13 February 2021 09: 13
      +1
      Quote: Cowbra
      They just finished

      The notorious British scientists suggested this to them! yes
    2. Egoza
      Egoza 13 February 2021 09: 39
      +3
      Quote: Cowbra
      the whole world was laughing at the beginning of the 10s that they had 60% shortage ...

      The army will wait! The main thing is that the guardsmen in bear hats are still marching.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 13 February 2021 09: 56
        +1
        Quote: Egoza
        The main thing is that the guardsmen in bear hats are still marching.

        And those are undersupplied laughing
      2. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 13 February 2021 15: 09
        0
        So these guardsmen also relate to the army.
  3. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 13 February 2021 08: 24
    +1
    For an island that no one needs an army large and not needed.
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 13 February 2021 08: 27
    +4
    I'm crazy about this news. This means that we were sitting and sitting in a small British military department and suddenly an idea, why is it such a tiny army here? Where have you been before, or have you just arrived from the moon? An open day in a madhouse.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 13 February 2021 09: 58
      0
      Quote: Ros 56
      This means that we were sitting and sitting in a small British military department and suddenly an idea, why is it such a tiny army here?

      Apparently from estonia from the exercises, the slow-thinking virus was brought laughing
    2. nickname7
      nickname7 13 February 2021 12: 38
      0
      Where have you been before, or have you just arrived from the moon?

      Perhaps this is due to Brexit, while they were together with Europe, they did not need an army, but what the British planned, left the EU and the army was needed. In general, the layouts in the world are beginning to change. What "Napoleonic plans" England is hatching, that is the question.
  5. 7,62x54
    7,62x54 13 February 2021 08: 29
    +1
    This amount will be enough for provocations and terror.
  6. Flooding
    Flooding 13 February 2021 08: 31
    +2
    What fools these modern Britons are. Go back to the experience of your ancestors. Complete colonial units with representatives of the former colonies. Delov is not the first time for you.
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 13 February 2021 11: 27
      +1
      representatives of the former colonies.
      There are already citizens of the Commonwealth countries, formally under the rule of the Crown and can voluntarily serve in the army.
  7. horus88
    horus88 13 February 2021 08: 32
    +4
    If the enemies land in Britain, then neither 25 thousand ground troops, nor 225 thousand, will not help much. All the Britons need is the favor of the former colony. And the navy, capable of punishing a third world country or taking part in a major massacre, is part of NATO.
    And British politicians understand this. Because the army has long been scored.
    But generals and colonels want to eat, even in reserve, as well as businessmen from the defense industry. This, of course, would give an army of a couple of million people
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 13 February 2021 08: 37
    +3
    I have to take it, I like Scotland, especially the town of Ullapool, and there is a lake nearby Loch Ness called, I love fishing. They say that something big is found. wassat
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 13 February 2021 09: 06
      +7
      Quote: tralflot1832
      They say that something big is found.

      Loch Ness must have suckers. Large. Judging by the fact that they have been bred there for more than a century)))
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 13 February 2021 09: 17
        +2
        Salmon that swept away its eggs and rolled downstream is also called a Loch. And in England there are less and less suckers, well, they do not want to serve in the army.
      2. Egoza
        Egoza 13 February 2021 09: 42
        +5
        Quote: Cowbra
        Loch Ness must have suckers. Large. Judging by the fact that they have been bred there for more than a century)))

        Nessie needs something to feed! Well, the population around it picks up "crumbs".
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 13 February 2021 09: 57
          +2
          Lord, at least leave Nessie alone! She is non-partisan and demilitarized!
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 13 February 2021 10: 21
            +1
            Not in order, we need to check how she reacts to our monster in the Labynkyr lake; maybe the kids will work out for them! Intervene in everything! laughing
      3. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 13 February 2021 10: 00
        +1
        Quote: Cowbra
        Loch Ness must be full of fuckers. Large.

        Here suckers and lit
        Herds once piled there laughing
    2. Flooding
      Flooding 13 February 2021 09: 44
      +3
      Quote: tralflot1832
      .There they say that something big is found

      fat tourists
    3. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 13 February 2021 09: 59
      0
      Quote: tralflot1832
      .Tam say that something big is found.

      But nobody saw laughing
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 13 February 2021 08: 46
    +3
    Recruits faced bureaucratic obstacles in the selection of troops,

    What they grew up grew .... they don't want to serve, that's all.
    Another question ... all the Gayropean ones fell on the wing of a big vulture !!! denyushku saved and not small !!! Why are they moaning now? all one to one.
  10. Guru
    Guru 13 February 2021 09: 35
    +2
    According to the report, only one of the 33 infantry battalions of the British army is fully staffed, while the remaining 32 have a catastrophic shortage of personnel.
    Well, here's a living example of the "Professional Army", Our liberals also insist that the draft must be abandoned.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 13 February 2021 10: 08
      0
      Quote: Guru
      Our liberals also insist that the call must be abandoned.

      But they themselves are not in a hurry to the military enlistment offices laughing
      Hi hi
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 February 2021 09: 37
    +1
    The condition of the British army is considered "shocking" ... The army is already too small to fully defend Britain in an increasingly dangerous world
    The incompleteness is understandable and this is clearly not due to bureaucratic obstacles. Young people see that the British army is participating in military conflicts along with the United States and by them and unleashed, and risking their lives because of the mythical attitude of "democracy" is not clear where today very few people want. Did Richard Kemp think about who makes this world dangerous?
  12. prior
    prior 13 February 2021 09: 43
    0
    The British Empire "over which the sun did not set" was blown away to the size of a golf course.
  13. Postum
    Postum 13 February 2021 10: 18
    +1
    Let the Russians and Ukrainians be called, how many guards we have wandering around idle)))
  14. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 13 February 2021 10: 33
    +1
    Western "democracies" have practically no armies left))) with the navy, the air force is also a problem))) but everything is bad, only Russia)))
  15. Prisoner
    Prisoner 13 February 2021 11: 28
    +1
    And why do they need a large army? To rule over the seas is now already a pipe, the colonies have broken off, and the devil itself is not needed by the devil by and large. The generals fuss over the drop in content.
  16. Fedorovich
    Fedorovich 13 February 2021 11: 47
    0
    Maybe go back to the old picking method?
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 13 February 2021 15: 12
      -1
      So they have this system is the old, traditional.
  17. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 13 February 2021 15: 07
    -1
    Is there a typo here? I don’t believe there are 11 servicemen in the British Army. Maybe they missed the zero? Or is it the total number of infantry battalions? Then you can still believe, and even then with difficulty.
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 13 February 2021 15: 29
      -1
      Here Wikipedia claims that in the British ground forces there are 80 thousand in active forces and 25 thousand in reserve units.
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  20. orionvitt
    orionvitt 13 February 2021 20: 34
    +1
    The British ground forces have only 11 thousand troops in their composition
    One incomplete division, is that all the ground forces? But the "army" of rainbow and other "fighters" of the gender front is growing. With which I congratulate them. laughing