‘Funding crisis raises concerns on armed forces readiness’, Financial Times.

‘Prof Michael Clarke, a former director of the Royal United Services Institute and previously a defence adviser to the government, said the funding gap was causing increasing competition between the services, which are each vying for greater shares of the budget. “It’s been an open secret for some time that the army feels like it’s getting the worst deal,” he said. “While the navy and the air force recapitalised their equipment some five years ago, the army has been the last to do so and is feeling the brunt of the cash shortages.” ‘

See here for the full article by Helen Warrell and George Parker, Financial Times, 18 December 2019.