I understand that following hard on the heels of the proposal to reduce the landrover fleet is a plan to reduce our small arms holdings. Initial analysis shows that the majority of "personal weapons" are only fired once a year, cost significant amounts to maintain and inspect etc. Crucially the large number of dispersed unmanned armouries - TA Centres, Cadet facilities, together with the perceived laxness of security even on manned bases over the weekend is seen as a real and increasing security threat. The proposal therefore, is that Whole Fleet management will also be applied to small arms. A small training pool ( 100 weapons per Bde is the plan ) will be held at appropriate centralised locations where they can be properly maintained and held securely. Units warned for deployment would draw Operational weapons when starting MST. Logical really, We have no uniforms, no vehicles. Why would we need weapons.