In Fair Britain:
Under the plans the 400 strong fleet of Challenger 2 main battle tanks, that played a key role throughout the Iraq campaign, could be reduced to as little as little as 50 tanks, enough to equip just one regiment.
Within the next 18 months 1,400 armoured personnel carriers along with 1,200 CVRT light tanks will be sold off or scrapped. Hundreds of Warriors are to be put in storage with the force reduced from 800 to a maximum of 270 vehicles that will be upgraded in £800 million programme.
That would probably mean the end of meaningful overseas deployments for the British land forces. Hopefully the final plan isn’t nearly so brutal.