Well, (its a long un this!) It's very rare I am in serious mode, must be all the early morning dog walking and cosy nights in (shudder). Just a heads up on a chap named D***** B***** who nipped on here (ARRSE) mid to late 2007 looking for lads to jump on a CP job in Afghanistan on the strength of a "you send me your details, ill get you a flight, blah blah". This resulted in a good slagging at young D***** and away he went, I had a PM with him and suggested he rethink his approach and wished him well. Alas a few guy's, and more unfortunately a friend of mine who was down on his pennies took Mr B***** up on his offer after he provided a verified RMP det number they could ring which evidently proved that he was at least an operating security company housed in the contractors area near the main gate of KAF. After CV's were checked and vetted by the RMP, flights were issued from Brize and the ex 29 Cdo lad and a few others were met at KAF terminal by a short, bald, heavily bearded fat chap with a desi smock sporting chogi shop manufactured brit wings. Cut to the chase, the "office complex" was a portacabin with a laptop and a printer, the accomodation was a ship's iso container with windows cut into each side then hessian covered, to house 4 guys and full kit and the armoury of M4's, C8's and Sig Sauer pistols he had promised were infact 2 semi functioning AK47's with Checz bodies and Chinese working parts and a bag of Makarov pistols. After a conflab and an assurance that the weapons were en route due to a U.S. Customs delay in paperwork it then became clear that Mr B***** had not been able to provide Condo cards or the relevant shoot to kill cards needed to operate in the AO due to a change over of officer in the required office and this chap was more insistent that the cards were issued correctly, there was also no medical kit of any kind, no trauma packs, IV's, quickclot or even basic lifesaving equipment. After a quick once over of the 3 Toyota Hilux jeeps that Mr B***** had as transport it became apparent this entire job was a non starter. At this point my friend opted out with a couple of others and returned home but has since received the following info from the lads who stayed a couple of months, Mr B***** did indeed take receipt of said weapons from the US, Mr B***** told his British employees he had secured a team of parachute trained RGR guys that were inbound from the UK, 2 weeks later 4 Nepalese Army guys showed up with a few blankets and nil english and worked at the Australian Met station to the rear of KAF on a 12 on 12 basis 7 days a week for 3 months in an Afghan winter (a job some of the brit guys did). He paid quite handsomely by all accounts and had a good relationship with the then (RAF) Force Protection Commander who he had conveniently sold himself to as ex '23', and that all the guys on his teams were ex Poole/Hereford ect ect. D***** B***** disappeared soon after, owing guys many thousands of pounds and leaving a team of lads with no ticket home, knowing he had lost all contracts due to incompetance and bad management, he booked himself a one way seat to Brize, emptied the safe, destroyed all filing, left the weapons in pelican boxes for the lads to dispose of and vanished. He is also being pursued by certain authorities in relation to the theft and extortion of monies belonging to a Turkisk construction firm operating in KAF and has recently tried, AGAIN to recruit lads to join him on his many travels ! D***** has resurfaced, in good faith it seems he is a hairs breadth from joining the AAC or may well be in, I know of a few lads who would love to say hello again ! Not sure of the relevance of this epic saga but just keep your heads on when accepting the work, be it CP or Projects/Facilities ect.