Right, simple question here. Does anyone know what the hell all of the staff in the MOD actually do? I recently learnt that the MOD is just over 80,000 strong, which is more than the RAF and the Navy combined, and nearly as many as there are in the entire Army. Why? Am I missing something here? How could there be so many pen pushing jobs? If we are struggling to maintain 9,000 troops out in Afghan, why do we need so many Subway eating fat Penguins? Anyone care to shed some light on this?