British Army’s ammunition would last for only a week of war, says Royal United Services Institute

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A study of the war published by the Royal United Services Institute found that Britain’s ammunition stockpiles were “woefully deficient”. The report, whose authors include senior Ukrainian military figures, praised the professionalism of the British Army and its ability to quickly train forces, meaning it could rapidly expand in size in the event of an all-out war.

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