Right, I left the army just as these guys and girls were arriving in droves from afar, and so a decade later, the question I'm asking is:Are they making the grade? I've read (and laughed) at all the stories of Domestic Violence and fabloned sick-chits, but is that all just generalisation and annecdotes from a mate of a mate who was on a course with someone who has a Fijian in their Bn? I've seen stories of commonwealth soldiers doing this and that and I must say, they all seem to be either Toms or JNCO's, and most with a few years behind them. So are these dusky comrades being represented in the make-up of the JNCO & SNCO in your Bn or Regt? So . . Are Fijians all deft with the back-handers at home and are good for ****-all except carrying the GPMG and playing Rugby or are they skilled warriors? Are all the African's lazy blacks with a tendency for Cold Weather injuries or do they actually do a good job and make up a good percentage of decent NCO's? Do the Caribbean posse just chill out and say 'Yeah Man!' alot or are they a true assett to HM Forces? Who brings the most to the Party and who could you do without? I don't have a great deal of experience with these soldiers, however, my wife works the patch at a local (RLC) Bks as a Midwife and her experiences are of them as individuals are of being being warm, generous and family orientated (even our Melanesian bretheren ) I'm genuinely interested to see where we are a decade or so later, and if all the effort was worth it and now should it cease (if not already) Please don't turn this into a racist rant, as I'm sure a cull will happen, and I'm not interested in your bigoted views anyway.