Ahoy........... Just a short note. I heard a fellow on the radio today talking about the current state of interest in and support for the armed forces, in particular about the state of accomodation and equipment. He said that the public had broken the "covenant" with the forces, and that the public had little interest. WRONG ! Whilst not having served myself, I come from a family with a long history in the forces. The public are very concerned about the conditions facing the forces at present, and have been for some time. It is the Government which doesn't listen...... not to the generals, the Forces, or the public. They have'nt listened since the last election (at least). If the Forces feel let down, I can only say that so does the public. The "covenant" is very much alive with me. It is the government which is killing it. Sorry for the impotent rant.