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Old Aug 7th 2010, 11:11 am
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Cuts to the defence budget could see armed forces personnel numbers slashed by 16,000 - with the Royal Air Force bearing the brunt of the reductions, it has been reported.
The RAF could end up with fewer fighter aircraft than at any time since the start of the First World War in 1914 as part of cross-Whitehall cost-cutting,

the plans showed a cut of 7,000 RAF airmen - a sixth of its staff - and 295 aircraft, leaving the Force with fewer than 200 fighter planes for the first time since 1914.

Navy cuts would see 100 senior officers and 2,000 sailors and marines axed along with two submarines and three amphibious ships while the Army would see its fleet of 9,700 armoured vehicles cut by 40% and a 5,000-strong brigade of troops lost when combat troops pull out of Afghanistan - which the Government says will happen by 2015.

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also rumours of the Royal Marines coming under Army control..

surely that wont happen
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So I guess we’re not going to have any wars in the future then? Risky strategy.
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Cuts to the defence budget could see armed forces personnel numbers slashed by 16,000 - with the Royal Air Force bearing the brunt of the reductions, it has been reported.
The RAF could end up with fewer fighter aircraft than at any time since the start of the First World War in 1914 as part of cross-Whitehall cost-cutting,

the plans showed a cut of 7,000 RAF airmen - a sixth of its staff - and 295 aircraft, leaving the Force with fewer than 200 fighter planes for the first time since 1914.

Navy cuts would see 100 senior officers and 2,000 sailors and marines axed along with two submarines and three amphibious ships while the Army would see its fleet of 9,700 armoured vehicles cut by 40% and a 5,000-strong brigade of troops lost when combat troops pull out of Afghanistan - which the Government says will happen by 2015.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20100807...s-6323e80.html
So what do we do with the 295 planes? Do they get sold, scrapped or stored in Nevada?
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Most likely get stored with the rest of them in a place in salop.
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also rumours of the Royal Marines coming under Army control..

surely that wont happen
that'll never happen, the army don't like men in drag
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