IOW, you may be correct.
Current inf locations in the midlands were really buggered up by the last cuts (due to reg regimental politics), several areas with large & established recruiting areas were reduced to nothing or a pln. (Notts & Derbys could 10 years ago support 2 Bn's - now they just have a coy)
Err, no they don't, by a long chalk. That 'honour' goes to the Medics, followed shortly by other CS and CSS arms. Inf are way down in the proportion mobilised. Truth is, there are still too many TA Infantry Companies for theie role, due to successful lobbying a few years ago to keep 'footprints'. What we need, without reducing the TA, is to re-role many Inf Coys to CS and CSS roles (but not RLC - there are too many of them as well...)
Se ealso today's Ministerial announcement on increased call-up for TELIC 6 (Again, mainly Medics). I will link it ASAP.
Well, RRF are apparently being ousted from Northumbria anyway. Hence the reduction of 2 RRF (as Kings Div will take its recruiting ground on the pretext of saving 3 YORKS). The knock on effect being the reduction of the Queens Div (which was the model for Jacksons New Army, and supposed to be immune) to a large Regiment.
The Light Division will become regionally recruited too, recruiting from Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Devonshire, Dorset, Somerset, Avon and Cornwall, and assumidly abandoning its more northern outposts like Durham and the KOYLI area of Yorkshire.
Agreed. However, If I could do it all again, it would still be the Infantry. As far as I'm concerned, and if you're gunna do it part time, the Infantry is the only show in town. Everyhting else is worthy, but rather dull.