Whilst no wishing to appear alarmist or old fashioned, am I the only one who is a mite confused as the the role of the REME nowadays. I give you a few observations. 1. REME Bns appear to be doing particularly poorly on G4 Insp of late (ECI,LSI etc). This is usually met with a shrug of the shoulders and the we are too busy excuse. Sorry but are they not supposed to be the shining light G4 gurus within Bdes. If they cannot get it right why should 1st line bust a gut. Maybe they will be refocussed following the demise of the CO 19 CSS. 2. This business of sideloading tasks that have no training value. It would appear that the vast majority of work submitted to 2nd line is routinely sideloaded to DSG/Civ Wksps and NOT retained or offered around for trg value.Production at 2nd line is a farce with the consequence that tradesmen deploying on Ops have no experience or street cred. FEPS is a prime example, minimal experience on a vital Ops eqpt. 3. The Fitter Section mit Tiffy used to be an integral part of a Coy/Sqn. How can you instill that cornerstone of Equipment Care, namely 'Ownership' when you only carry out tasks that have trg value and get some stranger to do the routine stuff.