Hello - Not quite sure if this is the right forum. Having become a little,but not yet totally, disenchanted through multiple operational deployments well beyond harmony guidelines over a three year period and far in excess of the majority of my peers, Im being lined up for another one in 2009/10 - so I have started to consider taking a career break or leaving to pursue a degree simply to get some sort of home life back. Just some questions - how long can I take a career break for - long enough for a 3-4 year degree course plus a bit of time for travelling to unwind a bit first? Do you get to stay on AFPS75 or are you then compulsarily moved to the new one if/when you return? Secondly, having done 7 years in the forces I believe I am now eligible for the tuition fees paid by MOD - according to the announcement by the last SoS in mid 2008. Are there any further details on this and is it only for (permanent) leavers ? How do you apply ? Is this in addition to or instead of ELC ? If you use or have used your ELC are you not eligible ? Finally, were I to stay in would I be able to use this scheme to do an OU or similar distance learning degree and have the MOD pick up the fees ? Many thanks in advance. H.