Given that all politicians promised the defence spending would be "ringfenced" it is interesting to note that already we are suffering from a lack of funding, which I assume will be maintained at the reduced level. Consequently we will feel the real effects of "sorry son no cash for that" as Defence Resources start to realise that we must make real cuts in routine training, travel and overseas exercise budgets. Certainly the case here where the need to cut and cut again is coming to the fore. Most recently pre-dep training has been rescheduled (another way of saying cut) and what is happening is being done asking other participating units to pay their own costs. Is it me or is this not really another way of actually cutting ( and not ringfencing) Defence Spending?