The Corps has recognised that we are spending more and more time on ops than ever before, and lets face the facts, the places we go to, although great for sun tans are pretty hostile places. The BCCS course has been designed for other arms, to brush up their soldiering skills and teach low level infantry tactics and more advanced skills such as vehicle anti-ambush drills. Most RS are already tactics qualified having completed either Junior or Senior Brecon, so this course would be ideal for an MTI, or indeed refresher training for RS. But my question is, If we have identified a need for such a course, then why not send our guys to do Junior Brecon, they will come back with a much greater tactical awareness, the will be fully up to speed with current doctrine and would be a greater asset to which ever unit they serve at. The downsides to this argument..... Brecon is a longer, harder and more demanding course, which equals the guy being detached from his unit for longer, shortage of spaces on courses for non infantry soldiers, the requirement for pre-course training etc. But surely the benefits out way the pit falls?