For several years before adopting my current post i was briefed continuosly on the benefits of Whole Fleet Management and it sounded like a good thing. Less time on the tank park doing routine maintenance, more time training, adventure training and sport. Now i have seen the reality. WFM is a front to cover the fact that the Army does not have enough vehicles or equipment to fully equip everyone should we be required to deploy en masse. the situation becomes worse with every new equipment as they are purchased with WFM in mind and therefore only 60-75% of the liability is procured. if anyone has any knowledge of the Russian Army during the second world war we are fast approaching the point where the front rank are issued rifles and those following are only issued rounds so they have to rely on the first rank dieing in order to get their hands on a weapon. Surely it is about time the man on the ground knows the whole truth about the situation! How many guys out there think we have a fleet of perfectly maintained equipment ready to deploy at the drop of a hat?