Bimbled up to Catterick today with the little one to have a gander at the open day at Marne Barracks. From the car park I could see the Army Air Corps tents looking good, new and trendy as fcuk. I wandered around to see a floppy in the centre, which was about to take what I assume were a bunch of cadets on a jolly..... There must have been over 2000 cadets there...( A youth organisation made up of volunteer children, who have at an early age expressed an interest in a the military, you don't have to be Ziggy Ziggler to convert that into feet through doors at ACIOs) As I got closer to the stall, my disappointment set it... One of the toms who had just performed the longest walk round on a start sauntered back with his mits in his pockets and put his beret on, it had clearly been shaped using a bowser as a manequin doll. There was the cool tent, empty!!!!!!!! with a portable tv / video in one corner (switched off) and another group of toms gathered round chewing the fat as people wandered in and out... I attempted to engage them in chit chat but got the overall impression they were NFI. Fellas, if you are members, this isn't aimed at getting you in trouble, but for fcuks sake sort your act out.... More importantly, how good a recruitment tool is AH??? not one to be seen, Dishforth must be ten miles down the road ( Yes I know they are on ops, but surely for one of the biggest recruitment opportunites there is we could manage to summons one......... or failing that a lynx and a shed load of abseilers. The Gunner and the Engineers had excellent stands, and the coolest thing they have is a fcukign feild toilet and some sticklebrick........ We have Growbags, aircrew watches, cool as fcuk helicopters and a beret that makes birds lob thier wombs at you.... Very very poor...... and utterly disappointed.