Note how you reply to me at 16:55 and the there is further indent………and so on………. Experts have cited various factors for recruitment difficulties, including low unemployment in Britain in recent years and the absence of any major conflicts involving the Army. All branches are short of people in lots of trades. Bring in some private contractors who make obscene profits as dept in question does not have the money to do it in house. How did 2020 go for the UK Defence Journal? Capita 'Failing To Bring In Army Recruits' Following yesterday's announcement that Capita had failed to bring in fewer than one in 10 of the recruits that the Army needed, we've reached out to find out why you think people aren't signing up. I’m 17 and am devastated I’m not allowed to join the army because I have an autoimmune disease meaning all I require is gluten-free food. Starting spring lockdown just a WEEK earlier could have saved 20,000 lives from Covid-19 crisis, claims... Moderna says it expects its coronavirus vaccine to protect against the new U.K. strain and will be running... Operation Moonshot rapid Covid tests missed 60 per cent of known virus cases in Liverpool trial, new... 'If I don't make it, I want you to know I lived a happy wonderful life with you': Texas man, 45, writes a... Operation prawn cocktail: Supermarkets resort to FLYING IN fresh lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and citrus... Pariah Britain: Now Japan bans UK nationals over new mutant Covid strain - as Singapore and the Philippines... HALF of air samples taken from hospital hallways and a fifth from bathrooms have high levels of coronavirus,... COVID patients are 40% more likely to die within 10 days of leaving the hospital than those with pneumonia... JANET STREET-PORTER: Tier 4, 2021, mutant strains - bring them all on. Delays which have, in many cases, led to potential recruits giving up and looking for employment elsewhere. Keeping recruits is a problem shared across the entire armed forces - with more people leaving (14,880) than joining (13,520) in 2018. The “family” regiments are gone so there is no longer an identity e.g. Shop around as I have seen it priced from just over a tenner to close on fifty. Tempted to get it, haven’t actually seen it properly before, just bits. I was taught that if you felt something didn’t seem right then you had a duty to challenge it. However, it is not just recruitment that is the issue; the British Army has a less well reported, but unsustainable problem with retention. I couldn’t hold a pen till i was 11. Something along the lines, perhaps, of; “Dad a bus driver? I'm obviously not the only one who thinks Camilla looks sexy in denim, writes LIZ JONES. The Army needs another 5,500 troops to reach its target for a fully-fledged force. You clearly don’t understand leadership, as it is always set by the parameters of situation and to whom you lead, if it be an old lady across a road, or house clearing. To quote the popular military blog ThinkDefence; “If we look back, the decades have rolled by, replacement programmes have come and gone, wars have been fought, money spent and the UK armoured vehicle industry decimated, but the British army’s aspiration for a medium weight capability remains unfulfilled.”. Britain's armed forces are "hollowing out" due to low recruitment levels, according to a new report by a Conservative MP. Personally, I thought that going to remove Saddam, while he was trying to re-tool, was a good idea but the devious and frankly underhanded way Blair justified the intervention… Read more ». I applied to join the London Regiment last year and spent four very happy months training with the lads and lassies in Westminster. When terrorists are treated better then ex soldiers, then the UK is not worth defending anymore. The new British army recruiting campaign advertisements have caused a bit of a kerfuffle. Nor do I advocate a return to the ‘travel the world, meet interesting people, and kill them’ message of old. The British Army has recently launched a recruitment campaign aimed primarily at attracting new personnel into the Army Reserves. What utter garbage, people apply for many reasons I joined because I wanted to learn a trade, travel, get out of the shithole I grew up in, meet people, do things that no civilian job can ever offer…..but no one I ever met ever thought about the current government or PM in their application decision making, now if Corbyn gets in that might indeed change. There were 102,500 troops, then savagely cut to 82,000. 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