Smedley, Tim
October 2010
People Management;10/28/2010, p18
The article highlights the strategic defense and security review of the British armed forces, which is expected to be the reason of the 17,000 job cuts by 2015. Air Chief Marshal Simon Bryant said that the armed forces had been downsizing as it anticipates a smaller budget in the coming years. He added that in the Royal Air Force, manning is at 39,000, which is below the full strength expected of the service. He went on to say that the 55 year old retirement age for British servicemen is a regulation that deprives the organization of talent.


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