VT group has its roots in two shipbuilders, Vosper and Thornycroft, who both started out in the late 19th Century. The two companies merged in 1966, and twenty years later Vosper Thornycroft was floated on the London Stock Exchange and later changed it's name to the VT group.
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In the House of Lords yesterday , Lord Boyce, (one of a quinqumvirate of ex MOD desk warriors) warned those awake that : "We are seriously endangering our people because of the lack of money being given to equip, train and properly support those in the second line preparing to rotate to the frontline. Not least because those units have been robbed of the equipment needed to train on." BBC Online
Lord Boyce, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff for 13 years, is particularly concerned about the state of the Royal Navy. He also accused ministers of being misleading over the amount of money going into the armed forces.
"The smoke and mirrors work of the Government, and in particular the Treasury, actually means that the core defence programme has had no effective budget rise at all," he said.
Atkins is one of the world's leading providers of professional, technologically based consultancy and support services. In the defence and aerospace sector we turnover around £150m per year in supporting the definition and delivery of many of the largest defence and aerospace programmes in the UK.
See Annual report 2004 Page 17 The Board also appointed two new Non-Executive Directors inMay 2004.... Admiral the Lord Boyce has had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence. He brings defence and public sector experience to the Group, as well as considerable international knowledge. Sir Peter Williams has had a very successful career in industry and the academic world. He has extensive involvement in the recruitment of graduates into the engineering professions through his chairmanship of the Engineering and Technology Board.
UKNDA United Kingdom National Defence Association Is an organisation formed to campaign for sufficient, appropriate and fully funded Armed Forces that the United Kingdom needs to defend effectively this Country, its people, their vital interests and security at home and throughout the world.
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- BBC - "The battle over forces spending"
BBC - "Ex-chiefs demand more forces cash"
BBC Forums - Is the army under-funded?
Sky News - "Top Brass Want More Cash For Defence"
The Daily Mail - "Leading military figures demand more cash for Armed Forces"
Daily Telegraph - "British forces 'underfunded and over-stretched"
Leigh Journal - "Military chiefs demand more cash"
Channel 4 - "Defence spending boost urged"