According to a report to be published on Wednesday by the National Audit Office (NAO), Britain’s military is experiencing the largest deficit in 10 years in some of the most critical areas. These include gaps of up to 26 percent against the standard requirement in the intelligence, engineering and piloting fields. Some 2,400 more staff are needed – mostly engineers in the Royal Navy, 700 intelligence analysts and 800 pilots, especially in the RAF. read more..,.
As tensions between the UK, their allies, and Russia continue to mount; the British armed forces is nearly in its worse state since the Napoleonic Wars, with a manpower deficit of some 8,200 military personnel.