FFS the same old tripe being repeated. How often have we heard the mantra of stripping ut the support base to deliver funds for operational capability. Naval Capability Review Yet again the bean counters will be directing where savings should be made/mortgaged on the promise of jam tomorrow Seems thta nothing has been learnt abouot the filaings of frontline first, options for chnage SDR and SDR New Chapter. Each time we have stripped capability and resources out of the base infrastructure on the promise of resources to be channeled in to the delivery of new systems in some never never timeframe. The base is a fundamental part of the preparation and poise of forces, this something you cannot contract out and something that is pretty difficult to put a value on so will always be viewed as low hanginng fruit by the numpties in the Centre.