Is it me or has Blandford Camp become a Favela? (Ghetto in Brazil). Now I know I'm getting old, crusty, cantankerous and slightly **** but the Army used to have, and I would like to think still have standards. However, venturing around the soldiers accommodation blocks it has become apparent that something is not right. Rubbish is strewn everywhere, fag ends pilling up outside windows, magazines against walls and takeaways trays everywhere. This is not confined to just trainee areas but permanent staff accommodation too. Ive been informed that trainees do not do daily litter sweeps around their accommodation as it isnt conducive to ATRAs training policy and not beneficial to the soldiers training. I would strongly disagree in that hygiene is paramount. If this is the case then surely the bright spark who dreamt this up must be on crack! I hate to think what other arms, visitors and contractors think when they see the state of this camp.