Thursday, February 4, 2010

Three services could be merged?

Think the unthinkable seems to be the order of the day, and merging the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force into one combined force seems pretty unthinkable. However it is being thought about. Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, the Chief of the Defence Staff, said merger could be part of a radical restructure of the British armed forces. It would turn the armed forces into a combined arm similar to the US Marine Corps. When asked if there would be three independant services in 10 years he said it would be "plausible".
I must admit i can see some benefits from doing it... and a lot of cons!

2 comments:

Jed Cawthorne said...

What benefits do you see ? I have been RN (regular, 10 years) and Army (TA, 6 years) and frankly I don't see any. I know live in Canada, and it doesn't seem to have worked that well over here.

Chris said...

Well there would be some cost savings though of course that would mean budget cuts.

The cons great outweigh it but there are some pros. It'll never happen anyway.