News Report – 14th November 2014 – Ministry of Defence Lays Off Half of Military

Adam I, Editor

ADAMSVILLE, Primoria – In a drastic move tonight, the Minister of Defence Emperor Adam I decided to fire a massive portion of the Adammic Army. It was already known that the MoD would be beginning an investigation into how active the units of the armed forces were, but a purge of this scale was not expected. This comes following a stand-off on the night of Sunday the 9th between the Emperor and the former Lieutenant Sir Jack Rhodes KOA, who made several rude comments in response to the Emperor’s attempts to reorganise the forces and attempted to add an unauthorised non-Adammic citizen to the Skype chatroom used as the Military’s High Command. With Rhodes, once a trusted aide who was often considered the Emperor’s right-hand man at the British school they once attended and who saw action at the Skirmish of Astley Meadow in January, unceremoniously ejected from the Army, his elite Special Operations unit was disbanded on Sunday night. Then tonight, this was followed by the Imperial Airbourne, the entire 2nd Infantry Regiment, and one of the two members of the Primoria Battalion. In a matter of days the size of the armed forces has dropped from 16 to 8 members. It is generally understood that the cuts have come due to communications issues between High Command and the members, and a lack of interest by these units, all of whom once attended school in the UK with the Emperor until May this year. While it is possible that some of the units could be replaced, this is sure to impact the Empire’s unemployment figures, which are already at around 21% (though this could be offset if some full citizenships are downgraded to honourary).

While there has been bad news for the Army, there is good news for the Air Force as its very first remote-controlled quadcopter arrived in Primoria earlier this week. Initial testing will begin when there is good weather and when suitable batteries are found. For the moment, however, most details about the craft have not been revealed.

Finally, we would like to wish a happy birthday to Eleanor Hall, cousin of the Emperor and Constable of Myway, who turned 14 years old today, and to honourary citizen Hannah Tinsley, who turned 17 on Wednesday.

That is all for this week. Seek wisdom and honour, and long live the Empire!


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