I am a strong believer in maintaining as much of a balanced force as possible, if nothing else as a hedge against uncertainty and strategic shock.
The problem with maintaining balance though, is one ends up with very thinly spread jam, or a lack of effect and resilience.
Without veering into the RUSI strategic raiding nonsense there is a question of focus.
Would the UK be best served by de-emphasising balance and investing in rapid response capabilities rather than maintaining the ability to deploy an armoured division?
Think along the lines of a significant uplift in air transport and amphibious capabilities but fewer personnel and a concentration on air deployable vehicles, for example.
I know this might sound like the undead corpse that is RMA, FCS and FRES making an unwelcome return and despite the Ukraine, are operations in Africa a likely future norm, those that require strategic and tactical mobility?