@@SpeakerToAliens & AC 14:25 GMT
>"SpeakerTo Aliens: "It will actually save money too, 'cos soldiers get paid a damn sight less >than civil servants."
>Not really. A full Colonel, that Lewis seems to think are just bumming around (I'll have to take >his word for it) trousers £77,545 to £85,268, the equivalent civil servant is a B2 grade on >£41,528 to £54,488. Slightly down the scale an Army Captain collects £36,160 to £43,002, his >civil service equal is a D grade on £19,315 to £26,626. Right down the bottom of the pile, an >Army Private gets about £16,227 to £21,323 and the E2 grade gets £12,674 to £19,315."
Ummm.. yeah, so kind of proved that then, getting rid of 1200 full Colnels could buy 4 full squadrons of E2 grade privates,
alternatively getting rid of four of the lowest pen pushers pay for five of the lowest lead pushers. (@ higest wage for each using figures you posted).
>AC 14:25 GMT: "I worked for a while in one of the Strike Command functions, and it was clear >that we weren't needed"
>Having just complained about how inefficient the civil service is you go on the explain how you >did bugger all of any use for a tour. Pot. Kettle. Black.
not pot kettle black at all. he's proving a point.