So, some 16,000 soldiers are to return from Germany over the next six years. I wonder what they have been doing in Germany for the past 20 years.
I can understand why British troops were located in Germany in the years following 1945 and during the Cold War. But it is now many years since the USSR posed an invasion threat to Western Europe. Did someone in the Ministry of Defence just forget about all those troops stationed in Germany? What possible purpose could they have been serving?
Meanwhile, through all those years, MoD bigwigs were complaining of a lack of resources. Funny old world, isn't it?