Tell us something new !! Todays Telegraph and Times http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=FSJWR30B51LHFQFIQMFSFF4AVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/08/27/nforces127.xml The "Own Goal" of DCS 15 Goes on, placing all service personnel at much higher risk. Even more annoying, i attended a briefing where a very senior officer stated that at least the gaps between tours are widening !! What he means is that on paper the gaps may be widening as 33/22/34/16 etc as named units may have a reasonable gap, what he chose to forget was that the personnel in those units (cadre staff excluded) are the same for each of the units. Some personnel have deployed in all 3 Field Hospitals in 24 Months, but the units officially only deployed the once ! That is what is reported back to the politicians anyway. Are they really aware of events on the ground ?? Take the events on the ground in Iraq, where the units at the APOD, Hospital and all, are under daily attack and the only real movement is the re-supply run, where the lads come under fire the moment they leave. Daily life revolves aroud self sustainment, with very little contact with the people of Basra. It is just like a cage containing several thousand personnel trapped in a huge sand pit acheiving nothing and being placed at high risk and the nearer we get to our retreat back to Kuwait, where we started all this 4 Years ago,the worse it will become and at what cost ??