As I understand it, AFV engines and tracks are kept turning over on a regaulr basis by contractors in environmental hangers, supervised by REME. This saves track miles and increases availability for training. The BATUS concept works well and crews progressively train on their vehicles and hand them back for maintenance and storage. WFM should also reduce time in the vehicle park....The whole idea of WFM places what I believe is misplaced trust in the ability of organisation 'x' to take care of a fleet of vehicles which does not 'belong' to it. I understand that there are likely to be penalties written into contracts etc for vehicle availability (at least I would hope so), but the fact remains that our fleet of (ageing for the mostpart) vehicles are looked after by the troops who need them to work in battle. Anyone who has done anything on the heavy side knows that the panzers only work when they are regularly used and maintained. By this I mean considerably more than just turning the engines over. Already within my Bn, we have experienced the problems of vehicle availability caused by a lack of track miles. The fact is, irregular use means VOR.
Any views on the merits or otherwise of WFM ?