Thursday, 17 October 2013
Are Army recruits 'put off' signing up?
The memo, which has been seen by the Daily Telegraph, claims there have been "disappointing" numbers of reservists being recruited, with fears that targets will not be reached.
Under Government plans the regular Army is being cut from 102,000 to 82,000 while the newly-renamed Army Reserve - formerly the Territorial Army - is being expanded from 19,000 to 30,000.
The leaked memo claims barely half the number of reservists needed are being recruited and lists obstacles such as "redundancy downsizing, drawdown in Afghanistan and a reported (if unproven) increase in mental health issues", according to the paper.It said the document warns: "There is also a lack of faith in the reserve proposition in some quarters." The Ministry of Defence has insisted it is confident that it could get the required numbers of reservists. Read More HERE
THERE USED TO BE A SAYING DURING WORLD WAR TWO `FUBAR,` I THINK THIS FALLS INTO THAT CATEGORY