Well, I've got there at last. Retiring today as term ends. No more school for this very soon to be ex-teacher. I'd like to offer my thanks to so many on this website. In trying to get a CCF Army Section going in our school I found this site full of invaluable advice. There have been so many well deserved complaints about cadets and their instructors (I won't call them officers for fear of starting a well-known thread all over again), that I was able to do my best to ensure that all acted in ways far less likely to displease any of you. You were a great help to me. Some of the cadets have gone on to join the real army, and a couple have served in that hot and sandy place whose name begins with an "A". One is a medic, and I hope none of you ever have cause to meet him in his professional capacity. While the vast majority of the cadets never sign up, they all leave with a very positive view of the armed services, as do all their extended families. You may not have gained a lot of extra troops from us, but you have gained a heck of a lot of supporters. I'd also like to thank others who have given me advice and help on such things as trajectory of artillery shells to help me improve A-Level Physics teaching. Their help has been valuable, and will continue to bear fruit as my colleagues continue to use the teaching materials I have been able to produce. Keep up the good work! Best wishes to all Adrian .