On a video clip which was posted on another thread here, someone claims to have spent 12 years away from the Army "in civilian clothes", and then to have rejoined his (Guards) Regiment as Adjutant. I find this extraordinary. If this character had been prancing around the Middle East for all that time with some sort of Secret Organisation, that's all very fine and dandy, but I suspect that his knowledge of contemporary section, platoon and company tactics might have lagged a little. If he had been prancing around daddy's farm making sure that the pheasant are edible then I fail to see why he should be allowed this sort of leave. I wasn't, but then I only keep chickens, and I only prance a little, in private. Is there an explanation? One I can handle without a BP issue?