It appears that due to the excellent job the recruiters have been doing recently and the dropping of standards at various Training Establishments (allowing more adult entrants into service), the MOD may have got their manning figures wrong and for the first time ever, soldiers will soon be allowed to leave service without completing 12 month Notice to Terminate . This apparently will be a short term measure (in order to balance the treasuries books !!! - are we really so over manned if so why so many deficiencies in so many units ? and is this the correct way forward ?