Just been indulging in a spot of number crunching on rank inflation.
The common perception, if you read any of the mainstream media, seems to be that senior officer numbers have been outstripping junior officers and other ranks by quite some margin, especially over the last decade.
More Admirals than ships, Generals than Regiments, Air Marshalls than Squadrons and bumbling idiots all round is the general narrative.
Now I know the readership of Think Defence is a better informed group than the average MP or mainstream media defence journalist so before I spring forward with the actual numbers, it would be most interesting to see what such a well informed group thinks of the the issue.
Over to you…