Now I know this is the news of the screws, but it makes for interesting reading. www.newsoftheworld.co....&ATTR=News If true, then the loss of the BSA may be a clever move to try and get people to put their papers in, without making them redundant. That way the MOD doesnt have to pay redundancy payouts and it can get the headcount down quickly. Clever, but it is going to completely mess up a lot of families education, which is unfair on the children involved. If true, then the loss of the helicopters and drivers is a shame - I suspect that losing the ability to get around the country quickly will mean a reduction in the amount of time we see the service chiefs getting out and about to meet their people. At present its just about possible to squeeze in an out of office visit, and get back in to the office for the endless round of meetings. Now though, going any further than Portsmouth is a full day out of the office travelling for 1SL - given he's supposed to be running the Navy, I suspect we'll see a lot more of him in MB.