"Should the UK Retain its Gurkha units?" Topic
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| Florida Tory ||06 Dec 2017 4:46 a.m. PST|
And the UK government is going to listen to the collective wisdom of TMP on this matter?
| 20thmaine ||06 Dec 2017 5:08 a.m. PST|
Nope – it's just a TMP poll like any other….
|Winston Smith ||06 Dec 2017 6:23 a.m. PST|
| Flashman14 ||06 Dec 2017 7:12 a.m. PST|
Do they fit into the UK's security and strategic objectives?
Do they have unique qualifications that are necessary and otherwise unmet in the current force?
Are they cost-effective?
| miniMo ||06 Dec 2017 10:18 a.m. PST|
Well, they could get shuffled in with previous almagamations to form the Queen's Own Ghurkas In Green Wellies!
| Flashman14 ||07 Dec 2017 5:53 a.m. PST|
Militaries don't exist for your pleasure, but to forcefully protect your rights against aggressor states. Criteria on a forces structure should be driven by their ability to succeed in warfare.
Consideratioms like historical performance, or heritage, or diversity are irrelevent to discussions of their current contribution to military goal attainmemt.
|Frederick ||07 Dec 2017 6:14 a.m. PST|
From a cost and efficacy point of view I think the Ghurkas a pretty good value for money – plus allow some operational options that are allow a certain amount of flexibility
So I would say they are worth keeping – much like the French have retained the Legion Etranger