The big thing in the modern Army is not war fighting, it is not logistics, all you hear is how can we all save money. Not so it can be spent on other areas, just save it. Well what is one of the most obvious wastes of money we see every day when we walk around barracks? Officers. No I dont mean the individuals themselves I mean the entire system that supports them. Their uniform grant, their higher allowances, their great Messes with dozens of staff looking after two or three spotty subalterns, their larger houses, all of the Garrison clubs that have to be run with Garrison grants to keep them and their spouses happy (polo, flower arranging, party organisation, war gaming etc etc), officer only entrances to buildings, officer only clerks at pay offices, different (much more expensive) uniforms. God I could go on for ever. Why doesnt someone tell them at Sandhurst that this is not an extension of one of their private school clubs, it is the Army. I have calculated that we would save 29.46% of the annual defence budget if they came down to earth and realised this.