In my country (New Zealand) there is no interest in defence forces. So much so, that our aging three forces are purchasing outdated goods, being disposed of by overseas forces.

I worked for the Army for a couple of years and often heard discussions about the lack of funding they received, mainly due to a lack of public "interest" in defence, and with it, the lack of recruits as the pay was miniscule, and the work hard.

In a country where very little is spent on defence, the education and health systems still struggle for funding.

I suppose if ever we were sent into war, the country might fund a couple more Tiger Moths, but until then our country still relies on sharp sticks and throwing rocks, whilst our children write on broken slates and rarely get visits from the local witch doctor.