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British Army shutting down for 3+ weeks
Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2012 | Steve Nolan

Posted on 12/03/2012 12:58:48 AM PST by JerseyanExile

The Army has been ordered to take a 25-day Christmas holiday to try to cut its electricity and gas bills. All 110,000 military and civilian personnel must take ‘block leave’ from December 14 until January 7, a leaked memo from a senior officer said.

The decision, communicated by Major General David Cullen, means all barracks, Territorial Army buildings and other military sites will be closed for almost a month.

General Cullen, the chief of staff for land forces, said it was an ‘opportunity for utility savings’. He added that the measure aimed to ‘fully exploit the utility efficiencies available by closing down buildings/working areas over this period’.

Soldiers and civilians who have used up their annual leave have been instructed to ‘work from home’. The holiday includes an extra five days in recognition of soldiers’ hard work during 2012.

Colonel Richard Kemp, a former commander of British troops in Afghanistan, said the break was unprecedented in his 25 years of military service. He said: ‘Shutting down the Army for an extended period over Christmas is an act of sheer desperation by military commanders starved of cash by the Government.

‘The troops themselves will welcome the extra time off. But nevertheless, to an Army at war this sends an insulting and morale-sapping message that makes it entirely clear just where spending priorities do not lie.

‘The idea that troops can work from home is beyond satire. What are they supposed to do? Shooting in the back garden? An improvised bayonet assault course at the local play park?’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britisharmy; ungland

1 posted on 12/03/2012 12:58:58 AM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

This would be a good time for the Danes to invade Britain again.


2 posted on 12/03/2012 1:11:08 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: JerseyanExile

Of course they have no money.

Subsidizing Al Quaida, Muslim Brotherhood and Taliban is hideously expensive.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 1:19:31 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: JerseyanExile

But first, some fine military marching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imhrDrE4-mI


4 posted on 12/03/2012 1:20:16 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Moltke

Probably not. By now, there’s almost as many muslims in Denmark as in Britain.


5 posted on 12/03/2012 1:21:07 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: JerseyanExile
An improvised bayonet assault course at the local play park?
Not such a bad idea, considering what you find in the parks these days.
6 posted on 12/03/2012 1:22:37 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: JerseyanExile

Gilbert and Sullivan, where are we now that we need you?


7 posted on 12/03/2012 1:51:44 AM PST by InMemoriam
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To: JerseyanExile
It's coming here as well. Check out any naval air station on a Friday. You'll see a ghost town. Many commands have made Friday (or at least every other Friday) a day off. And when we do work on Friday, it's impossible to get anything done because many of our support in the supply divisions have fled by noon (if they came to work at all).

Don't get me wrong, I love my 4-day work weeks! While my Skipper will gladly take credit, I have no illusions that such generous liberty is part of a cost-saving measure proscribed from people above his pay grade.

8 posted on 12/03/2012 2:07:58 AM PST by Drew68
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To: JerseyanExile

They and Europe have wasted their savings from the Pax Americana on welfare programs that have destroyed their countries.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 2:21:37 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: JerseyanExile

They my save so much money they will do this every quarter!

In fact,this could lead to a complete call-up military response force. They could have that much more to spend on the Queen and her family.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 3:05:36 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: JerseyanExile; All

Closed for the Holidays

If you need assistance, please contact your local constabulary, or, use a good cricket wicket

Regards

The British Army


11 posted on 12/03/2012 3:31:23 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Illegal Aliens do not pay Social Security...Employers do)
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To: JerseyanExile

Is there no end to the stupidity


12 posted on 12/03/2012 3:59:13 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JerseyanExile

This makes perfect sense. As long as they got a written agreement with their enemies not to attack during this hiatus...


13 posted on 12/03/2012 4:51:39 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: JerseyanExile
...and no fair attacking while we're on holiday, you rotters!

The British Army

14 posted on 12/03/2012 4:55:29 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: JerseyanExile
Ungland...
15 posted on 12/03/2012 5:03:39 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Hardraade

Years ago 1991 or so, I worked with a French Engineer that was actually Lebanese, not Christian, but Moslem. He told me he was engaged to a Danish girl. I visualized this dark skinned Arab married to a pink cheeked, blonde, blue eyed beauty.

It was many years later that I learned from Free Republic of the Danish/ Islamic population, the cartoon thing. It all made sense........ she was an Arab pretending to be a Dane


16 posted on 12/03/2012 5:20:26 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: JerseyanExile

Maybe we should invade and extend the War of 1812? Some nice territory there; and we could clean up some of the worst areas there.


17 posted on 12/03/2012 5:24:34 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: JerseyanExile

And thus what would have been a funny Monty Python skit four decades ago is shockingly now reality.


18 posted on 12/03/2012 6:38:34 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: InMemoriam

“And give three cheers and one cheer more for a 3 weeks leave of the Pinafore!”

“Kind commander, I’ve important information, oh hail the hearty captain that you are....We’ve all been forced 3 weeks of long vacation, I’ve gone ahead and rented you a car...”

“If the foeman bears his steel(tarantara tarantara), we won’t uncomfortable feel...(tarantara,) every soldier John or Steve,(tarantara, tarantara) will all be drunk on leave(tarantara) For when threatened with immutes...(tarantara tarantara), we’ll be drinking from our boots (tarantara)...We’ll just drink another ‘round and let the Muzzies grind us down, and let the Muzzies grind us down...(tarantara tarantara ra ra ra ra ra....)”

If you want any more, I can do this all day, (Pirates, Iolanthe, Pinafore, the Mikado, Ruddigore, Princess Ida...)


19 posted on 12/03/2012 6:42:08 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: F15Eagle

**But first, some fine military marching***

At the exact instant I read this, I am watching the movie on TCM, MARINE RAIDERS. There is a group of marching marines crossing the screen with a bugle blowing.


20 posted on 12/03/2012 8:24:52 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: JerseyanExile

Ok, Ireland, here’s your chance.


21 posted on 12/03/2012 8:26:08 AM PST by dfwgator
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