Broken wind turbine? Call the British armed forces

LONDON (Reuters) - Expanding renewable energy businesses short on engineers could set their sights on ex-servicemen whose skills are seen as surplus to requirements in Britain's austerity drive.

LONDON (Reuters) - Expanding renewable energy businesses short on engineers could set their sights on ex-servicemen whose skills are seen as surplus to requirements in Britain's austerity drive.

The wind power sector is being held back by a shortage of skilled personnel and one company is already hiring army, navy and air force engineers forced on to civvy street after drastic cuts across the armed forces.

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