Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Future Army Structure Next Steps

The head of the British Army General Sir Richard Dannatt has announced a number of changes to the structure of the army to better cope with the current strategic need (i.e. fighting insurgents) and also to try and retain experienced soldiers. The army's brigades will be reduced from 10 to 6 which will also be 4000 men each, larger than before. These changes will allow for greater time between combat operations which is hoped will reduce the strain on service personnel and their families.

Now what was this you said about me having to go back again already?

Under the new structure brigades will consist of "a battalion of Challenger 2 tanks, one of armoured reconnaissance, an armoured infantry battalion in Warriors, a mechanised infantry battalion in Bulldog armoured vehicles and two "light role" infantry battalions."

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