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#1 WRW

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 0725 AM

Greetings

 

Does anyone know where I can get financial cost figures for this operation - even estimates?


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#2 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 0249 AM

Since nobody has answered, you might want to take a look at the British defence estimates, which I seem to recall (I might be wrong in this) gave a costing for the deployment in Northern Ireland.

 

Might be worth a try if you cant find anything else. Of course if it does work, you are looking at something like a 40 year deployment, which is a lot of paperwork to pick over.

 

They used to publish them as white papers. You can probably pick them up in online bookshops. Think I got some for 1990 from Amazon at one point.


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 0641 AM

Sorry for the late follow up. 

Greatly appreciate the suggestion.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 0443 AM

Do let us know if you find an answer wont you? Id be very interested to learn how much we spent on it.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 0738 AM

https://www.theywork...010-06-09a.49.0

 

this is all I managed to find


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 0808 AM

I find that pretty astonishing, that they didnt even bother to retain details of the cost till 1992! Also, what the hell does this mean?

 

'In 2006-07 cost of capital and depreciation charges were removed from top level budget accounts. The following figures therefore reflect cash outturn only'

 

Thanks for that, its interesting, confusing though it is.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 1135 AM

was amazed at so little info being available

mind you - what do you charge against the Op - incremental costs - may be - would any be offset against training

 

OK - outfitting and paying for UDR 

Increased flying hours for AAC probably

 

5 battalions of regulars no so sure

 

the famous towers and pvcps on the border yes - but not sure if included in these vehicles


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