Isn't that what's happening with all the money saved by the other mooted cuts?But again the main point flies past photex head - Because he deliberatly ignores it as it doesnt support the officer fick donkey - if not all about looking good on horses we would have a billion challengers narrative
Change or remove public duties and the money goes with it
It will achieve nothing - it will simply move that piece of the budget elsewhere - it will not buy a single ship sailor boot or bullet - it will be removed from defence.
Yes,if the army just wanted to cut X so it could spend that saving on Y instead then that probably wouldn't work with public duties (see also RN & CASD). But that is not the situation, they have been told to cut their budget by (worst case?) 5% so, removing public duties and loosing the money that goes with it seems worth putting on the table. If HMG then comes back with a big "No, you must do PD" then the Army has get-out-of-jail-free card the next time a select committee asks "why do you have more horses than tanks"