I was on BBC Radio Wiltshire this morning talking about the impact of Defence cuts on military families. Should he stay or should he go? Military defence cuts at what price? I forgot to say in the interview that UK plc has invested approx. £3 million on Hagar’s training – cuts now mean they will lose good people, with vital experience that we have invested large sums of tax payer’s cash into. Effectively withdrawing too early on the investment!!
To listen to the interview:
We are feeling lucky that Hagar is part of the Chinook force but cutting any of the manpower means that people will stretched to the limit. The fatigue will eventually show – people are already breaking! It’s not a Defence force to just fight the enemies of Britain – it’s also constantly changing weather patterns. The military are the 4th emergency service the minute a natural disaster strikes. What do you think the impact of Defence cuts will be? At what price is a nation’s security?