Archive for the tag 'MoD'

A recent edition of DefenceFocus featured an interview with Jon Thompson, MoD Director General of Finance, who oversees the MoD’s £35 billion budget. Within the interview he exposes some of the myths portrayed in the media:
DF:  How much media coverage about the MoD’s coffers is true?
JT: Some of it is not accurate. It’s [...]

1 Comment CherryPie on Jan 31st 2010

Those of you who have been following me for some time will know I have a particular interest in Defence issues.  One of the campaigns I have been involved in is about proving that the move (and privatisation) of Defence Training to a new Academy in Wales is not the best option for serving our [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 13th 2010

I have been saying to my colleagues for some time that I thought that the Defence Support Group was a prime target for privatisation with supporting reasons why. As usual they looked at me as if I was talking in some sort of foreign language and then moved swiftly on. So I was [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 11th 2010

No doubt most of you will have read the recent reports in the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail stating that MoD civil servants have earned in excess of £47 million in bonuses in the last six months. The Telegraph starts the article with this sensational comment:
Civil servants at the Ministry of Defence have [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Nov 14th 2009

Yesterday the PCS President Janice Godrich visited my workplace to speak at a meeting of PCS members and address their concerns on the Government’s recent proposed changes to the civil service compensation scheme (CSCS).  The new plans would radically reduce the compensation that would be paid to civil servants if they were made redundant.
Janice explained [...]

Comments Off CherryPie on Sep 30th 2009

The latest edition of DefenceFocus reports on how the very first Armed Forces Day event was planned.
The day was conceived due to a desire to include armed forces members who are still serving their country into the Veterans Day celebrations.  This idea was supported by a petition on the Number10 website, which led to the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 19th 2009

The Historic Dockyard at Chatham is the venue for the first ever Armed Forces Day which takes place tomorrow.  It is an opportunity for the Nation to show support for men and women who make up the armed forces community.  The National event has proved so popular it has sold out but there are many [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Jun 26th 2009

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