Would this work ? Rather han have a heap of clothing stores all over the shop why not set up a mail-order business over the RLI/DII ? The only places that would actually hold a heap of kit would be recruit initial training depots and Chilwell. Recruits, mobilised reserves and deploying units would get a one-off issue then everyone just orders just like at home ( potential flaw if the IT aint in theatre for deployed units...) Once issued you would simply "buy" kit online up to an annual allowance. Once the allowance was spent you could use real cash. I'd see a website on MOD intranet with every single item of clothing kit listed. You want a pair of aircrew silk y fronts, naval plimsols or a sas smock - just order it up and its there three days later. No problem with "specialist" kit - stock would be priced at actual ( or slightly above) and re-orders triggered automatically. Pros - single stock of kit, less duplication of common items - potential big cash saving to MOD, easy visibility of stock levels for re-order purposes.. Potential to make actual cash money on the cash orders, sell other stuff too ? Cons - Postage issues. In-theatre issues. "Donnington Fire" potential. What do you think ?