According to an article on the BBC news site, "Almost 5,000 soldiers and officers - or one in five army infantry personnel - are unfit for frontline combat duties, figures from the Ministry of Defence show" Does anyone know how that compares to a peacetime figure? Or what the state is with non infantry units. Sounds like the Opposition are trying to make the government look crap. Which, in fairness, they are. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8453369.stm Edited to make (marginally) more sensible remarks now that I have actually read the article and realised they weren't suggesting, as I first thought, that 5000 men made up 20% of the whole British Army.