I posed this question in another forum but thought it might be more relevant here. What with all the budget constraints etc. would it not be an idea to look at the USMC and its organisation and equipment and missions, and organise the British Army/armed forces on similar lines? - they are of a similar size. It would mean more increased co-operation with the RN - but wouldn't that be a good thing? Good for both the Army AND the Navy, given the operations carried out over the last couple of decades.