Being aware of the shortfall in infantry manning levels, I was thinking that perhaps a different approach could be used to try and recruit from a largely untapped source within the UK, Britons of other ethnic origin. Why not try and recruit to ethnic units? Many of the ethnic groups in the UK have long and proud histories of service to the crown, so surely many more of them could be persuaded to join the army if they could serve in a unit comprised of their peers. I'm not trying to hark back to colonial days, but purely thinking about it as a way to get more recruits. What's your opinion? Is this a stupid idea, or one that could have potential?