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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:27 PM

Britain's nuclear defence is under threat because the Navy will not have enough people to properly man its submarines, it was warned today.

Trident subs and UK boats holding nuclear weapons may have to stay in port as a result of staff shortages, internal Submarines Service documents reveal.

The Ministry of Defence's official risk register says engineer numbers will also be down by 15 per cent within three years, causing even more problems for the British fleet.

http://www.dailymail...-MoD-warns.html

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:31 PM

maybe if good old songs like:

bell bottom trousers
shirt is navy blue
make him climb the rigging
like his papa used to do

are back in style there will be more voluntaries :devil:

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

Maybe the pay isn't high enough.


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:00 PM

Maybe they can start more aggressive recruiting in the newer sections of thier populace ie. muslim community, to make them feel more at home.


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:03 PM

I'm not surprised,who wants to live in a steel tube for weeks on end,but the Navy has been scuppered by the last 2 Gov'ts.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:06 PM

View PostOverSword, on 21 August 2012 - 09:00 PM, said:

Maybe they can start more aggressive recruiting in the newer sections of thier populace ie. muslim community, to make them feel more at home.
  Ha ha nice one son, why dont you employ Muslim Policemen, they are quite good at shooting people so I hear.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:48 PM

I know there's an impotency joke in there somewhere

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:06 PM

i dont think many of our young men or women have any interest in joining the british armed forves at the moment .the kids i speak to and i speak to a lot (i do talks on the criminal justice system in schools) really cant see it as a worthwhile occupation because as on lad put it "they are even sacking soldiers arnt they mate".
the one thing the military always had was job security that has vanished now in the uk .our once proud military is being reduced to a home defence force.i really dont have a strong opinion on this just stating what i know from experience.


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:05 AM

a mate of mine joined the navy four months ago, applied to go on the Subs, loves it. regardless of what the article says there wont be a shortage. how can there be, 17 million people of school leaving age. we need less than a thousand.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:33 PM

View PostOverSword, on 21 August 2012 - 09:00 PM, said:

Maybe they can start more aggressive recruiting in the newer sections of thier populace ie. muslim community, to make them feel more at home.

Give a chance of Radicial Islamist getting on a nuclear attack sub? You must be out of your mind... there is just to much a margin of human error.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

View PostUncle Sam, on 22 August 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

Give a chance of Radicial Islamist getting on a nuclear attack sub? You must be out of your mind... there is just to much a margin of human error.

If a Jihadist can pose as a loyal Afgan solider, make it onto base and shoot a lot of our boys

then I'm quite sure they cab make it onboard one of our subs and press the big red shiney button!!!!


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:55 PM

In any case, I doubt it gets better unless some real health studies from former crews are released. The fear of radioactive contamination is just to great for many people.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:15 PM

View PostOverSword, on 21 August 2012 - 09:00 PM, said:

Maybe they can start more aggressive recruiting in the newer sections of thier populace ie. muslim community, to make them feel more at home.
They  already have Kalashnikovs and you wanna give them nuke???? :td: :td: :td:

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:03 PM

So judging from some of the replies people think all British muslims are terrorists then? Sad.


Anyway just send out a press gang or two and they'll sort things out.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:50 PM

View PostCorp, on 22 August 2012 - 05:03 PM, said:

So judging from some of the replies people think all British muslims are terrorists then? Sad.


Anyway just send out a press gang or two and they'll sort things out.

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