British troops would be ‘UNPREPARED for war with Russia amid funding crisis’ : EXPRESS

BRITISH troops would be unable to combat an adversary such as Russia due to swingeing cuts limiting army training capabilities, it has been claimed.

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The number of troops taking part in a “vital” annual training exercise in Canada will be reduced, according to top military sources.

The shock warning comes as the army reportedly struggles to make an extra £1billion in savings over the next year.

The crucial training exercise involving tanks and other armoured vehicles takes place at British Army Training Unit Suffield (Batus) on the Alberta plain in Canada.

Funding

There could be a defence funding shortfall of up to £10billion over 10 years, it is claimed.

Soldiers take part in mock battles over an area the size of Wales, enabling them to simulate real life combat with hi-tech equipment.

The manoeuvres have been described as “vital” by Colonel Lincoln Jopp of the Scots Guards, who led a battle group on the exercise in 2009.

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3 Comments

  1. They don’t care if we win or lose a war, or if we have the money or equipment to fight it. They’ve already got their underground bunkers ready. Let’s hope if war breaks out, these bunkers will become their coffins.

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