Australian military 'to recruit British troops laid-off in UK cuts'

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The Royal Australian Navy has sent a delegation to Britain to investigate the plan, which would look to recruit some of the 5,000 Royal Navy staff due to lose their jobs over the next four years. The Australian navy would directly contact redundant sailors and offer them "career transition options".

Australia's Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, promised his British counterpart, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, that Australia will not recruit personnel needed by the British. But Royal Navy officers have told the Australians they were "very comfortable" with the plan.
Australian military 'to recruit British troops laid-off in UK cuts' - Telegraph
 

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Australia badly requires to have a large defence force given the international compulsions.

It is ideal to have trained soldiers from the Mother country and they British chaps will be more than willing to leave Britain giving that it is sinking economically and the race mix is leaving them nearly strangers in their own homes!

It will also help Australia's now defunct 'White Australia' policy in a covert way!
 

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Do many Brits speak Australian? :-D
 

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This is a practical decision by the Australian military. Just like any profession, the military gets better with experience. And the Brits are some of the most experienced military men out there.
 

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Scraping the bottom of the barrel I see.

Well, you would need to when there are a million things in your backyard that can kill you and there is always the threat of a dingo carrying away your baby :D
 

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British people sound constipated.
Australians sound sexy.
Really? You think so?

Are you aware of Indian-American comedian Arj Barker (aka Arjan Singh) and his views on the Aussie accent?

Absolutely hilarious by one of my favourite comedians :D

 
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I think this action is without precedent in the world! Or is it - at least I have not heard anything like this in the past.

No matter what, I think soldiers completely changing their allegiance and mother nation is a big thing.
 

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I think this action is without precedent in the world! Or is it - at least I have not heard anything like this in the past.

No matter what, I think soldiers completely changing their allegiance and mother nation is a big thing.
Ah but the mother nation is the same after all... at least for the white soldiers
 

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