London - The Brit peacekeepers' German presence guarantees the Euro's legit in a variety of ways Whitehall sources said tonight.
"Mostly it's the 1st Armored Division's Challenger 2 MBTs, Warrior IFVs and AS-90 Braveheart howitzer capability," MoD procurement chief Brigadier Sir Monty Massingberd-Horrox said tonight, "and not forgetting their Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, armoured personnel carriers and several hundred Gazelle and Lynx helicopters.
"Of course nobody's saying any weapons are actually pointing at Mrs Merkel, heheh!
"But she's the EU gatekeeper with keys to vast Euro coffers and benefits from a little 'tweaking' from time to time."
His comments come amid reports that at last week's UK/Germany prime ministerial summit David Cameron confirmed that British Forces Germany have been contributing an annual 1.5 billion Euros to the German economy for the last 10 years.
That UK expenditure on 40,000 armed forces personnel and 20,000 civilian support stationed at four Army garrisons in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony has escalated immensely since the fall of the Iron Curtain.
"No wonder their bloody's economy's booming while we poor Brits kowtow to these nutz!"