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UK military bases stolen property at £ 280 thousand

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Over the past two years, property with a total value of £ 230 thousand has disappeared from military bases in the southeast of the kingdom. Among the missing property of the English army are four Land Rover cars, copper pipes, diving helmets and household appliances.


According to the BBC, the British Ministry of Defense "is working to calculate the thieves and prevent similar episodes in the future."
Parliamentarian Lawrence Robertson, representing the city of Tewkesbury, near which is one of the largest NATO bases, said that the extent of the theft is shocking. According to him, "it is very disappointing that the army loses property in such quantities."

Only on the basis of Tewksbury missed items worth about £ 15 thousand, however, cases of theft were recorded at numerous bases in Wiltshire, Somerset and Bristol.

In total, from January 2011 to December 2012, 97 theft occurred. Military bases have missed Land Rover cars worth £ 75 thousand. Also copper pipes worth £ 35 thousand, diving helmets worth £ 20 thousand, several vacuum cleaners, night vision devices, clothes dryers were missing.

According to Robertson, "the persons responsible for security at these bases should make much more effort to ensure order there."
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  1. svp67
    svp67 April 18 2013 12: 04
    +5
    Among the missing property of the British army are four Land Rover cars, copper pipes, diving helmets and household appliances.


    Well, everything is like everywhere else, nothing new ... negative
    And I won't be surprised if the "rovers" "surface" somewhere in the Caucasus bully
    1. krasin
      krasin April 18 2013 12: 22
      +2
      Happy people, they would be our scale!
      1. танк
        танк April 18 2013 12: 27
        +4
        we have 6 billion stolen and nothing, everything is quiet))) and here some pennies
    2. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 April 19 2013 01: 03
      0
      Our thieves will be more ambitious. There is nothing to be proud of, but a fact. This is more than a fact, it really is.
    3. Nesvet Nezar
      Nesvet Nezar April 19 2013 07: 49
      +1
      I'm in shock ... Where is Putin looking? Serdyukov generally spoiled !!!!!!!!! Shoigu save Britain.
  2. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich April 18 2013 12: 15
    +4
    it's just funny compared to our defense minister laughing
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 18 2013 12: 20
      +3
      Quote: Andrew Y.
      it's just funny compared to our defense minister laughing



      Down and Out trouble started...
    2. vadson
      vadson April 18 2013 12: 25
      -2
      Quote: Andrew Y.
      it's just funny compared to our defense minister laughing

      they, like white people, will find and plant for a sack of potatoes, and theft by 'carriages' is legalized. Lobbying has not been canceled
    3. Retx
      Retx April 18 2013 14: 15
      0
      Serdyuk is just a child, and our thieves are just "teapots" compared to the beacons of advanced military and political thought! And the article is about petty theft ... Dig deeper and about ... be surprised, in general.
      And here is the technique of "the art of theft"
      According to S. Anderson, who holds the post in 2007-08 US Army Chief Logistics Officer During Iraqi CampaignInstallation of air conditioners and heaters in tents, barracks and other temporary premises required a very significant financial outlay from the government.

      It is reported that the amount of expenses exceeded the NASA budget for the year. So, heating and cooling the military in Iraq and Afghanistan cost American taxpayers in excess of 20 billion, and for the implementation of space programs, for which NASA is responsible, $ 19 billion was allocated.

      It is also noted that most of the costs are spent on the transportation of fuel and supplies for air conditioners and heaters. In addition, during the transportation process, about a thousand soldiers died, having been blown up on improvised explosive devices.

      S. Anderson, as an alternative to such a costly and dangerous type of air conditioning, made a proposal to cover tents and other temporary structures with heat-insulating material with polyurethane foam, which would save about a billion dollars. But so far, so far his initiative did not find support among the US military.
  3. sanyabasik
    sanyabasik April 18 2013 12: 16
    17
    UK military bases stolen property at £ 280 thousand

    shallow swim ...
  4. kostiknet
    kostiknet April 18 2013 12: 22
    +5
    send them Serdyukov and Co. for "sharing experiences". Immediately feel the true meaning of the word STEALING !!!
    1. vadson
      vadson April 18 2013 17: 58
      0
      and if they still get it and return it back?
  5. bars280
    bars280 April 18 2013 13: 05
    +2
    Or maybe this is just the tip of the iceberg ??? There, I also do not look sickly sawing!
    1. eagle11
      eagle11 April 18 2013 15: 43
      -1
      They have the tip of the iceberg and this size, we have the tip of the more. In what, in what, and this is our manager in the first place.
  6. does it
    does it April 18 2013 13: 45
    -1
    in comparison with our grabbers, they are children in the sandbox ....
  7. lilit.193
    lilit.193 April 18 2013 14: 31
    +1
    But it’s interesting, were they trifling in the places of their soldier’s or did they all steal or rotate centrally with the participation of sirs from their Ministry of Defense? wink
  8. kind
    kind April 18 2013 15: 35
    0
    Also lost copper pipes worth £ 35 thousand, diving helmets worth £ 20 thousand,

    Glavtsvetmet does not doze off !!! laughing
  9. Nikolai N
    Nikolai N April 18 2013 16: 23
    +1
    That's where the gear is on the Hansa. (By the way, what happened to her and Hansa?) If they covered up the news, the machinations of Aglitsky fighters against thieves were destroyed. And our ministers where the Cyprus market go and go?
  10. zennon
    zennon April 18 2013 17: 03
    +3
    It's normal. Everything is as always. About 8 years ago, the FBI opened a shop in a small town as part of an operation to suppress drug trafficking in Texas. They made a noise that they would buy everything that was bad and worked in the dark for 1,5 years. Unfortunately, the town was close to military base with non-frail warehouses ... Well, yes, right, everyone already understood what happened afterwards. In general, they searched for the drug mafia (by the way, they found it), and they bought up military equipment all the time. Clothes, chemical protection suits, rubber boats. interest in more serious things. They were carried by avionics, spare parts for helicopters, and so on. D. Brali. The case came to the air defense systems of the air defense system, well, there are all officers, there are white hands (And not only white), but in the zugunder. ..The Pentagon, oh, really doesn’t like to talk about such things, but people seem to be the same everywhere.
  11. Hyppopotut
    Hyppopotut April 18 2013 19: 01
    0
    Maaaschastk small !!!!!
  12. rereture
    rereture April 18 2013 19: 49
    0
    Header 280 in text 230
  13. darksoul
    darksoul April 18 2013 21: 09
    0
    Keep it up .... students laughing



    Everyone when it comes to two words: theft and the army .... Serdyukov immediately appears
  14. Vtel
    Vtel April 18 2013 21: 18
    0
    This is the machinations of the "Russian" mafia, copper is always in price - this is not gold for you. The slit is also made of copper, and weighs. Here with vacuum cleaners it is not clear why they are mafia.