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The alert system explained on Wiki:

The BIKINI state was an alert state indicator previously used by the UK Ministry of Defence to warn of non-specific forms of threat, including civil disorder, terrorism or war. Signs giving the current alert state were displayed at the entrance to government buildings and military installations. It was established on 19 May 1970. According to [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 5th 2013

The Guardian newspaper also report that they have learned that the PFI project that was proposed to finance a military training academy in Wales is likely to be scrapped:

The Guardian has also learned that a £14bn PFI project – one of the largest ever – to finance a military training academy in Wales is likely [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 6th 2010

Today’s edition of the Shropshire Star reports that plans to move defence training to South Wales could now be axed. Union officials have welcomed the news that these costly, controversial plans may not go ahead and the new hope this gives to RAF Cosford’s chances of survival as a military base:

A Government source has [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Sep 29th 2010

This year the MoD Group Conference was held in the Holiday Inn which was a long trek from the Group hotel. Business started at 9 in the morning and finished at 5.30 in the evening with an hour for lunch. Once again I was on the Standing Orders Committee which ensures the conference [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on May 24th 2010

Filed under Anecdotes

Time to Relax

The journey by rail to Brighton wasn’t too bad despite the engineering works. We managed to avoid having to change to a bus half way through the last leg of the journey, although we were rather alarmed when the train stopped and then appeared to be heading back in the direction it had just [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on May 22nd 2010

Follow me live from Brighton, reporting on the MoD group and main PCS conference.  You can also view the latest the comments on my Twitter feed more easily in in my sidebar if you scroll down a little.
We meet in Brighton just after the 6 May general election, but we know that whoever is leading [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on May 16th 2010

The February edition of PCS Defender publishes a letter about the media distortion regarding MoD pay, pensions, bonuses and civil servants in general.  The letter was written to Conservative defence spokesperson Liam Fox MP by a PCS member.  The letter sums up how a great many civil servants feel about the media frenzy that is [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 10th 2010

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