In recent weeks I have heard and read a lot about the MOD being short of money but we question if we really DO make the best use of the money (£34bn) the taxpayer gives us and if they would be happy with the way we spend it. Allegedly a senior officer in Cyprus recently moved his family on posting from UK by very expensive commercial civilian flights rather than by the official means which is FREE Air Trooping. No emergency of course, they were travelling out weeks after his arrival, just so much easier and convenient than them sharing a flight with the plebs on the Trooper. Cost ? go figure so - why didnt the Chain of Command, JABC, Civ Sec, the Budget Manager etc etc query/question/refuse/advise against it as novel and contentious avoidable waste of public funds ? We all know the reason dont we ? We see it so often when it comes to senior people the system is flawed because of weak characters/ subservience/threat to careers/a lack of spine etc etc etc. It stinks. Rank STILL has its privileges in the MOD and money will continue to be diverted to where it is WANTED, rather than where it is NEEDED if people allow it. Duckhouses for MPs ? Huh ! Its time someone looked at OUR senior personalities excesses allowed by a flawed system of corporate governance, sycophancy, a lack of moral courage and greed. Speak up and you get slaughtered so you sit there and fume.