Thank you for that.
"1. Their misdemeanour was that they were nominated to be (cut strength) Spec Inf Bns in a previous SDSR"
Just for confirmation . . . were these the only ones that had been nominated "to be (cut strength) Spec Inf Bns in a previous SDSR" . . . and if so, it brings us back to my original question . . .
QUESTION: Have the four individual Infantry Battalions listed above, separately or together, committed some misdemeanour, that warranted their removal from the ORBAT . . . before the previous SDSR ?!
They seem to be a geographical disperse selection . . . but - for instance - do they all share the same Colonel-in-Chief ?! . . . Have they all committed some heinous “faux pas” ?!
It was simply one battalion per Administrative Division (stand fast the Woodentops):
* 1 RRS - Scottish/Welsh/Irish Division
* 2 PWRR - Queens Division
* 2 LANCS - Kings Division
* 4 Rifles - Light Division
No rationale based on manning or capabilities... just spreading the pain evenly