38 Non-commissioned British Army officers have launched a bid to take control of the British Government, after they were sacked them via email.
In a direct response to the message, all 38 have now sent their replies to the Army, with the promise that they'll stage a coup when they return to the UK.
"We're absolutely sure that this is the right thing to do" one of the group's spokesman Sgt Major Bob 'Mad Dog' Winch told reporters in an instant message from Afghanistan. "We're united on this and once we get UK-side, we'll be taking over the government and running the country on army lines."
The threat has led to fears that once all 38 return home, there won't be enough experienced soldiers to put down an armed takeover.
"Most of the soldiers currently serving in the Army are here in Afghanistan and we don't anticipate any kind of serious resistance from the Air Force and the Navy as they'd be too worried about getting their uniforms dirty." Sgt Dave 'sick puppy' Harrold said.
"Those troops will be too busy doing public duties anyway. And as for those guarding Her Majesty, I'm not that worried about them as they're too concerned about making sure their furry heads are nice and clean."
The Army confirmed it had recieved the coup threat by email and would respond as soon as they've completed negotiations with a Nigerian prince to relase his fund from locked bank accounts.