Oi fish head (A2 Matelot) why the old? Touch a nerve did I? You dark blue sorts have been moaning that too many boats are being scrapped, boats are now counted as ships and the RFA has a greater fleet and does more active service than the Andrew. TACOS and retention are poor and you are borrowing sailors from other countries and trying to pinch our about to retire REME sorts. Yet you still have a fleet commander and more admirals than gray funnel line war canoes. Whats it to be one or the other?
And because as usual the inaccuracies portrayed are boring and lack imagination (RFA more active service...really).
Commander Field Army - need that for a force that in Barrons words “has grown used to operating from safe bases in the middle of its operating area, against opponents who do not manoeuvre at scale, have no protected mobility, no air defence, no substantial artillery, no electronic warfare capability, nor — especially — an air force or recourse to conventional ballistic or cruise missiles.”
And where would the Army be without it's Commonwealth recruits? The Army that is consistently undershooting in recruitment and has rising PVR rates.
An Army with most of its MBT in sheds, we can go on and on. Equally tedious.