The Federal Republic's lightly armed forces consist of 44,000 recruits and 34,000 reservists. Most armed forces equipment consists of remaining former British army supplies augmented with some smuggled in Dutch, Croatian, Albanian, Ukranian and on occasion Bosnian Serb weaponry.
Most of the arms are safely stored in the hidden and mostly subterranean Hay-on-Wye Hill Army Depot, in the hills 5km west of Hay-on-Wye.
The subterranean Hay-on-Wye Hill Army Depot, in the hills 5km west of Hay-on-Wye.
There are 3 surface sidings and 6 (or 8 according to rumours) 0.5km tunnels, that are reportedly rarely used. It is said that they also smell of rotting eggs.
The surface part of the depot is fairly small, very mysterious, heavily guarded, and ultra-covert .
The railway lineEdit
Hay-on-Wye's covert army depot is connected to Ross-on-Wye and Hereford on a custom made army railway, which was built in 2002 with Croatian help.
A nearby maintenance flatcar and federal army goods wagon have been shuttled between Hay-on-Wye's covert army depot and Ross-on-Wye’s minor industrial estate on a custom built army railway every Monday since 2003 for still unknown reasons.
The Federal government suggested in 2003 and is now seriously planning to rebuild the Hereford to Hey-on-Wye (via Witney-on-Wye) and will possibly even existed it to Pontrilas in time.
Ministers and officalsEdit
The Defence and Homeland Security Minister is the Federal Conservative MP for Halesowen, Steve Wells.
The current Defence Procurement Minister is the Federal Labour MP for Redditch South, Maria Learetta Cordova.
The Joint Chief Staff is Marshal Philip Marston and his deputy is General Tammy Ajuwe.