We had a couple who ended up in Brent. The Met equivelent of Vietnam or being sent to the Russian Front. One was a Skipper in uniform who told me about the power struggles. We had a DI on the crime desk for a short time, ex SB and very bitter at the system. Decamped to 'the Box.' The grade he transferred in at was similar the the salary he was getting in the Met and he transferred his pension over.When SB lost the war, a Night of the Long Knives / Petty minded vindictiveness, got rid of quite a few capable officers, and the professional standards of running an operation room were kicked into touch.