Army recruitment numbers PLUNGE after 'DISASTROUS' decision leaves THOUSANDS dropping out | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Army recruitment numbers PLUNGE after 'DISASTROUS' decision leaves THOUSANDS dropping out

FURIOUS Army veterans have complained of staff shortages despite a record number of people applying to join the Armed Forces that blamed “red tape” for the gaff, it has been reported.

Thousands of those wishing to serve their country on the front line dropped out last year after they became frustrated with the application process that takes an average of 300 days to complete.

SAS veteran Andy McNab described the blunder “absolute madness” as he labelled the process a “bureaucratic nightmare”.

Mr McNab added: “How you can go from over 100,000 trying to join to less than 8,000 signing up defies belief.

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