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    Armed Forces: Recruits don't need to have lived in Britain.

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    papa_umau
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    Armed Forces: Recruits don't need to have lived in Britain.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 05 Nov 2018, 12:01 pm

    More foreign nationals living abroad will be able to join the Armed Forces, the government is to announce.

    Currently, only 200 Commonwealth citizens per year can apply without having lived in the UK for five years.

    But in a bid to recruit more servicemen and women to the Army, Navy and Air Force, the Ministry of Defence is lifting this cap.

    The Armed Forces is short of 8,200 soldiers, sailors and air personnel, a report found earlier this year.

    It is the worst shortage since 2010, said the independent government watchdog, the National Audit Office.

    Read more on this astounding story HERE




    It is, to me, a total nonsense that our armed forces have been allowed tto dwindle by these sorts of numbers.

    Now the Tory government are going to be scrabbling to recruit from abroad for the armed forces personnel of the future.


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    Re: Armed Forces: Recruits don't need to have lived in Britain.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 11:50 am

    Are they saying that they cannot recruit enough new service personnel from Britain ?

    OR, is it the fact that they will pay these world-wide recruits much less than they might pay the recruits gathered from home countries ?
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    Re: Armed Forces: Recruits don't need to have lived in Britain.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 12:23 pm

    This could be a dodgy thing to do as recruiting anybody from anywhere to our armed forces will not guarantee that the people recruited will have the needs of Britain close at heart.

    In fact, some of them might even be potential terrorists.


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    Re: Armed Forces: Recruits don't need to have lived in Britain.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 10 Nov 2018, 12:17 pm

    Yes Papa, that is going to be one big risk that they will have to look out for if they start recruiting from the wider world.
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    Re: Armed Forces: Recruits don't need to have lived in Britain.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 11 Nov 2018, 12:01 pm

    Yes, potential terrorists do not go about with it tattooed on their foreheads, so it is really difficult to tell them from the innocent others.


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