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The key there is "15 years ago" when work-force was cheap for the Army if not particularly efficient nor motivated (draft). Things have changed a lot since. The MoD had to move a lot of people around to handle tasks previously covered by drafted grunts and I don't think your do-nothing civil servants are allowed to sit idle anymore.
by Francois in Paris on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 11:22:08 AM EST
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