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AFF – Have your say on the Ministry of Defence’s plans for the Army


Future Army 2020
Have your say on the Ministry of Defence’s plans for the Army 

Defence Select Committee Announcement
The House of Commons Defence Committee is currently looking at the MOD’s future plans for the Army up to 2020. The areas they are covering include:

  • the thinking behind the plans;
  • how the plans will be implemented and the cost;
  • the relationship between Regulars and the Territorial Army; and
  • the basing review.

To start their work they held an evidence session with General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff, in December. You can watch the session or read the transcript House of Commons – Evidence – uc803-i.

As they continue their work they want to hear your views on what General Wall told them and the MOD’s plans. In addition to your comments, they will be holding a further three evidence sessions with the MOD and others, and also collecting written evidence. The next evidence session is expected to be held in July, another in September and the final one with MOD Ministers in October. They will then prepare a report for the House of Commons which the Government has to respond to within two months. The Army Rumour Service (ARRSE) has kindly agreed to host this sub-forum and the Committee will update the threads as their work progresses.

To view the post on ARRSE click here for the House of Commons sub-forum – you will need an account if you wish to comment.

If you don’t have an account but would like to contribute, please email AFF at and we will pass your comments on.