THE BRITISH ARMY ALWAYS COMES TO THE RESCUE?

bluebell

Member
So all the headlines are saying? Dont get me wrong i think the armed forces do a great job, i support them 100 percent, but come come how many are tankerdriver qualified? i bet its not many, its a great headline but as always, when you dig below the surface they are hollow words?
 

JP1

Member
Livestock Farmer
So all the headlines are saying? Dont get me wrong i think the armed forces do a great job, i support them 100 percent, but come come how many are tankerdriver qualified? i bet its not many, its a great headline but as always, when you dig below the surface they are hollow words?
Agreed. The bottle neck maybe the gantry operators at the storage facilities. Hopefully some of Management can fill this void
 

glasshouse

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Location
lothians
So all the headlines are saying? Dont get me wrong i think the armed forces do a great job, i support them 100 percent, but come come how many are tankerdriver qualified? i bet its not many, its a great headline but as always, when you dig below the surface they are hollow words?
The army are going to be busy
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
Why not. Must be plenty of drivers who deliver large quantities of fuel for the army/ air force without incident.
I would bet the military bases in the UK are largely supplied by commercial tankers driven by civilians, I doubt the army sends driver Bob on a click and collect supply run from the refinery. Given our army has been shrunk to about a dozen men how many suitably qualified drivers do they really have, with nothing else to be doing, to take up the call?
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Farming on the edge of one of the largest training areas and next to a camp I can guarantee that the army has its own fuel tankers. Knowing the military obsession with red tape I assume all the drivers are qualified for it.

Not sure they have enough personnel left to drive them after all the cuts though

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glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
Not many army machines or vehicles use petrol, so they will have little or no experience. 36000L of petrol in a tank is one heck of a large amount of pent up energy.
I remember when the late willie burns lorry en rout to lanark implement sale hit a petrol tanker in biggar. Creating a fireball
The road is still not right 30 yr later
 

PSQ

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Theres a regular run of RAF tankers on the A1, but it's probably 'forward air refuelling' at private airfields for exercises, like they do at Eshott in Northumberland.

If the MoD did release drivers they probably wouldn't be using RAF tankers due to the risk of contaminating the Jet A1 fuel.
 

Campbell

Member
Location
Herefordshire
F15 Strike Eagle just now, wonder what they're up to....:scratchhead:


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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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