Royal Marine proposed cuts .. so why all the recruitment?

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Just seems like an odd one to me... All i see on FB TV and other forms of media is the RN and RM recruiting now... Then in the news proposed cuts to all RN/RM and forces in general.. Makes no sense?
 

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I've not yet seen anything announced with regard definitive cuts to manpower but all options are indeed being looked at.

If redundancies are announced, the fact remains we would still need to recruit because we will still need Commando trained frontline troops - even if we find ourself reducing those higher up the rank structure or in specialisations we find ourselves having to reduce.

It may well be we have to reduce the volume of recruits however, if reductions are necessary, we would want to recruit the best possible candidates from a deep pool rather than a shallow puddle of talent.
 

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Possibly because new bloods cheaper. Those at a higher rank have higher wages. A mate of mine at the gym is in the police force and he reckons that's what's happening in the Met. Stupid obviosly because that leaves no experiance.

Only thing that makes me doubt that's the case with RM is the cost of recruiting and training. I don't know if it works out cheaper overall.
 
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Possibly because new bloods cheaper. Those at a higher rank have higher wages. A mate of mine at the gym is in the police force and he reckons that's what's happening in the Met. Stupid obviosly because that leaves no experiance.

Only thing that makes me doubt that's the case with RM is the cost of recruiting and training. I don't know if it works out cheaper overall.

Nothing to do with that!

You always need new blood coming into an organisation as those above them will promote or leave. No matter how hard the cuts come, you can never turn off recruitment as you will create a manning black hole that will need to be managed for 20 years.

As I said in an earlier post, avoid speculation on this and focus on getting yourself in the best possible shape for trg. The RM will always need recruits.
 

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Possibly because new bloods cheaper. Those at a higher rank have higher wages. A mate of mine at the gym is in the police force and he reckons that's what's happening in the Met. Stupid obviosly because that leaves no experiance.

Only thing that makes me doubt that's the case with RM is the cost of recruiting and training. I don't know if it works out cheaper overall.
I agree with @dodgyknees.

Get rid of those at the top, or those with years in and you get rid of the one element that comes with service, and that's experience. To fill that hole organisations then tend to over promote those with limited experience, which then deletes the effectiveness of the organisation.

You may get more selective in your recruitment process, but you still have to recruit!

Alan
 

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There’s a reason to get rid of the old and bold.
They know how it was, and the detrimental effect and the new fresh meat are easy to manipulate and don’t know any better.

It leaves nice little worker ants.
 

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You recently signed the petition “Stop the cuts to the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy's amphibious assault ships”:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/202588

There are reports that the Government is thinking about scrapping the Royal Navy's amphibious assault capabilities and cutting 1,000 Royal Marines.

A group of MPs called the Defence Committee are investigating these possible changes to the Royal Marines and UK amphibious forces.

To help them with their investigation, they'd like to hear from you.

You can tell them whatever you think is important. You could also think about a few of these questions:

- How important are the Royal Marines and Albion class ships to the UK?

- How do you think that having fewer Royal Marines since 2010 and more recent changes in numbers have affected the Corps?

- Do you think that further changes will affect supporting units within 3 Commando Brigade?

- What do you think the impact has been of having one of the two Albion class ships at extended readiness, so that only one is available for deployment?

- What could UK Armed Forces do to match the capabilities that might be lost? Are the alternatives good enough?

- Are there enough exercises and training to keep amphibious capability at high readiness?

- What do you think will happen to unit morale and satisfaction with Service life if the reported changes and reductions happen?

- What do you think will happen to the communities where these capabilities are based if the reported changes and reductions happen?

You can tell the Committee what you think in two ways.

You can fill in the web forum:

http://www.parliament.uk/business/c...ence-committee/royal-marines-web-forum-17-19/

If you have something more complicated to say, you could also send us a longer document about the changes. You can do that here:

http://www.parliament.uk/business/c...017/inquiry5/commons-written-submission-form/
 

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I removed my name. This is the email I received a while after signing the petition in November. Use the links!
 

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