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Fascinating and deeply depressing from the point of view of ...
on 21 July 2017
Fascinating and deeply depressing from the point of view of this ex National Serviceman. I remember the items of kit that were superb quality, the compo rations (tinned individual daily meals that hadn't been near a cook), the braces, the towels, my Caterpiller D4 angledozer. These were all penny items compared to the spending the book reveals, supervised vaguely by Conservative Britain in all its glory. The overstaffed departments full of highly paid, high ranking officers both in uniform and out, all fighting for their traditional way of doing things and dealing with a state created monopoly; what happened to competion then?