Is a statement that I hoped one day I would hear one of my boys say. However I think I've changed my mind. Below par kit and little support from the Government and the general public. Why would I want a son of mine to sign up to that? I think that my brother and my step son will be the last of my family to serve for a while. The news today is obviously full of the 15 returnees and the 4 who wont be returning. The 15 RM and RN seem to be getting slagged off for giving in too easily, as if any of those who make these comments even have half a clue. I doubt they even have half a brain cell! And our 4 young soldiers who paid the ultimate price, have my utmost respect. What vehicle were they travelling in? the news says warrior and I'm sure I've seen some bushmaster casings on the floor but the video footage I keep seeing is showing afv 432's! FFS I remember being a young Kid in the early 1970's and watching my dad work on 432's at 7 AMD BDE in Saltau. My brother has recently had to scrounge CVRT's of another Btn because he couldn't get the parts required to get enough of his wagons on the road to run a Recce cadre! My Step Sons out on his 2nd Herric, and as per the norm has had to spend a shed load of cash on providing himself with Kit that will actually be servicable! So I have to say with a heavy heart that if either of my two sons say "Dad, I want to join the army" I'm likely to say "No son I dont think thats a good idea"