Were Britain’s colonial garrisons obsolete in actually defending colonies?

Hello Time Ghost Team,

I’ve been enjoying the content for awhile, and used to watch the ww1 series. I love what you guys are doing to preserve history and make it enjoyable to watch.

Anyways, my question stems from curiosity on imperial overstretch. You guys went a little into how Britain had so little troops in Sudan and Kenya when Italian East Africa was a problem, but then they later increased those forces. How bad were the numbers in other parts of their empire, such as the Far East, Raj, Cyprus, Malta, the American colonies, and Gibraltar? We’ve seen already the Royal Navy is overstretched, so if these places are invaded, are they in any situation expected to defend until more reinforcements can arrive?

Thanks again,