I'm sure I'm not the only person in this situation! I'm currently recieving a higher than normal (manily due to the Diamond Jubilee) amount of letters from local chairties/clubs/councils asking for manpower support and equiptment (tents/tables) for events during this Summer, to the point where I'm about to template a "**** off" letter. currenlty my Regiment are busy (like all are) on Ops, busy with Olympics (Summer Leave cancelled) and busy with the outflow due to redundancies! I know these people are doing it for the best reasons but come on, they still have the 1950s belief that the Army is sitting around with plenty of manpower willing to give up all their weekends for poxy school fete's! I'm sure there were DINs or ABNs out recently stating the policy on the non use of militarty Pers/Equipt for civil events (or did I dream this?) Can anyone help me on this one? I know it's a whine but the latest letter from a posh rugby club asking for my Soldiers to erect tents over May Bank holiday weekend really fookin annoyed me!!