It appears NATO has finally had enough of 280 (UK) Sig Sqn, well its about time. Since being reduced to a squadron they have; Installed NATO comm's across Bosnia from 1996-present having to leave a detachment permanently at BLMF. Muddled there way through a Kosovo tour in 1999. Cobbled a CGS detachment together which by sheer luck could deploy when Telic kicked off. The more professional German,Danish,Multinational CGS's had much more important issues to discuss back in thier PTL's. These issues were so weighty infact that the Brit NATO Sig Sqn was called on again to deploy with German DCM's equipment 3 months later to support a Polish HQ in Iraq. I am glad that NATO has cast us Brits aside, they had no experience of NATO communications system and they were totally reliant on other nations for all the HRF excercises and deployments. Goodbye 280, NATO will be a lot better off without you. Infact lets go further and remove all Brits from NATO posts. No more Brit instructors, no more Brit staff in key roles in Italien HRF's and certainly no more Brits doing the sh*te jobs that union card carrying other nations refuse to do.