A long one , apologies at the start! In 3 Parts. Why is it that so many units 'Prone to Capture' do the decent thing and under 'Duty of Care' add a touch of realism to their training by ensuring their men and women are put through realistic (a real as possible) CAC/RT practical training? Why then, when RMP CP Teams work in all the worlds sh*t holes, but specifically areas where orange jumpsuits look bad on TV have RMP taken away CAC/RT practical training from their operators? It was brought in due to the threat of capture whilst working in 'isodets' in Africa, where it actually happened for real in 1999 (correct me if I'm wrong?) . I would have to argue that the threat is far greater in places like Baghdad now? Finally, teams now get the bog standard Op TAG, 40min + CAC Hostage Briefing (an excellent brief - but nothing beats a practical exercise in anything you do), due to people in authority within RMP/CP deciding CAC practical training is cr*p, based on nothing more than their own personal opinion. Other unit's putting their people through it would disagree I think? Invariably these people haven't done a practical exercise (and won't be deploying anywhere dangerous soon) and therefore are in no position to comment/take this sort of decision (surely?). CP Teams are working in the frontline in all areas, especially Afghanistan and Iraq. Why shouldn't they get the best training available? A long one I know, but I know someone who instructs this subject and he also finds it incredulous that the practical side of this training has been denied to RMP CP Teams. What are other people's thoughts on this, either specifically where CP is concerned or generally where the rest of the Army (if you've been through it how valuable was it and is it an eye opener?) is concerned?