Did anyone see the front page story in today's "Sunday Telegraph"? I saw it in a petrol station, so had no chance to follow the story across the inner pages. Nevertheless, it appeared to suggest that cost cutting would force a moratorium on Para training until 2011. This would leave Britain without a significant airborne capability for the first time since Churchill ordered the foundation of the Parachute Regiment. Not only that, but 2011-12 would be spent bringing everyone back up to speed. I hope this is not true as it seems to be something that a bean counter might think was a good idea (viz. withdrawal of the RN Sea Harriers 5 years, at least, before the new carriers are ready, thus leaving the fleet with no air cover). It makes no military sense, but I've never heard of a Combat Accountant If anyone can shine light on this, please let's have an explanation. Equally, if it's not as bad as it looked, let's hear it.