Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere on the site, I couldn't find anything. We (soldiers living in SLA) have been having some problems with civilian staff working for the QMs dept, for some time now. It's pretty extensive but I'll just provide the highlights. The bottom line is that these civilians have been going into various people's rooms, at any time of the day or night, without any prior notification on the pretense (and sometimes actual) of either carrying out work on behalf of the QM's dept or escorting contractors conducting routine maintenance. A little annoying, you might think, but not entirely a problem? Well, several of us have been in our rooms at various times of the day and have been astonished to see these civvies just waltz straight into our rooms (after unlocking our doors) and when challenged as to why, they just mumble and leave. Now we know this goes on more than we've witnessed it as instances such as TV's mysteriously being found turned on, on return from work or, in the extreme, one of the QM's staff telling one soldier that he needed a new guitar string for his guitar. The guitar was in a case under said soldier's bed!! Basically, the chain of command don't want to rock the boat and have brushed off our complaints and after a recent incident involving a female soldier and 3 male QM's staff who were not where they should have been, we feel enough is enough. Are these civilians breaking any laws? We think they could well be trespassing as well as other offences. Does anyone have any advice on this matter? Speicifcally, any legislation or military law that we can quote to finally get this stopped because it's way out of order and it just can't be right that these people can have access without notifying the occupant, whenever they want and clearly doing whatever they want. All the soldiers are happy for people to be in their rooms to conduct work just as long as it is at a reasonable time and, most importantly, we are notified of it BEFORE hand. We don't think it is unreasonable but we need to have the backing of civvy/military law and or regs before we take this complaint down another route. What are the rules regarding entry to someone's accommodation by military and/or non-military staff?!? Any help, very much appreciated. Thank you.