[..] Back in April this year, a National Audit Office report found the number of full-time military personnel in the armed forces was 5.7%, or 8,200 people, short of the required level, and that it would take at least five years to close even part of the gap. The army in particular was reportedly over 5,000 personnel short of its target man/woman power target of 82,000 last month. [..] A quick perusal of New Zealand and Canadian army pay rates, to pick but two, shows that their remuneration compares very favourably with the British army. A NZ private earns roughly £23,500 per annum, a Canadian approximately £21,600, and a British private £19,025. A NZ 2nd Lieutenant receives approximately £30,000 per annum, a Canadian of the same rank £29,520, and the British equivalent £26,737. Finally, a NZ major might earn an annual salary of £48,750, a Canadian £64,200, and their British counterpart £51,879.[..] Using just the one example of the Indian army, where a private soldier earns approximately £4,380 per annum and a Lieutenant £8,580, it’s easy to see that pay might well be an important part of the offer.
vara bungas: UK fiksē militārā personāla deficītu un rekrutē karavīrus no bijušājām kolonijām. Vispār daudzas valstis (t.sk. RU, FR,US, UA uc) praktizē pilsonības piešķiršanu par nopelniem “kaujas laukā”, ļaujot dienēt armijā personām ar uzturēšanās atļaujām. Kā uz to skatītos LV sabiedrība? Tirgot uzturēšanās atļaujas par naudu mums patīk, kā būtu ar pilsonības došanu pret, teiksim, 5 gadu priekšzīmīgu profesionālo dienestu NBS kareivja/instruktora amatos? Kvotas protams, atlase utt. Domāju UA atrastos gribētāji pašaut ar LV haubicēm 😉 Likumdevējiem vajadzētu vismaz skaidri noformulēt why not. Vienu šādu iemeslu zinu – “Draudu nav”.