Chief of the General Staff
GENERAL MIKE JACKSON barely contains his disdain for Scottish Regiments
In an interview for The Daily Telegraph today, General Mike Smith explains his willing acceptance of the cuts across the UK armed forces, in particular he focuses special attention to the Scottish Regiments and calls them 'precious', adding : "It is utterly clear that Scotland cannot sustain recruiting for six battalions - and remember, a lot of Scottish regiments have Fijians, to make up the numbers. There has been a wall of noise coming out of Scotland about these reductions, but let me say this: if these regiments are so precious, why are not more young Scotsman joining up?"
Save the Scottish Regiments response:
I am sure Gen Mike
Jackson is aware that there has been a freeze on recruiting in Scotland for
some months and it will remain in place until at least this October, coupled
with the recent announcement of cuts to Scottish Battalions how does Gen
Jackson expect recruitment to increase?
Many areas in Scotland
have extensive and deep ties to their regiments, navy and RAF units/bases,
their loyalty to the Armed Forces is such that they will not sit back and
allow Labour to proceed with this – if Labour do go ahead with these cuts I
feel confident the Scottish public will deliver them a bloody nose at the
polls come the General Election.
General Mike Jackson's
our opinion is nothing short of a disgrace and we can only wonder why he is
accepting these cuts so willingly?
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