I know this is a very basic question, but I don't understand... Why, when the Army is shedding 20k worth of staff and personal, is recruitment (both for Officers and Soldiers) seemingly continuing without much interuption? I understand that some people, you know, die in the line of duty, but this seems to be very few as compared to the rate of recruiting. I'm also NOT trying to start a fight about "is Sandhurst harder to get into" etc, it's just to my simple mind, when a company is shedding jobs, they tend to pretty much halt all recruitment. Why is this not the case with the Army? Cheers, I'm aware this is a pretty mong question...but I don't get it.