I dont know if this is common throughout the corp, but what is the sudden fasination with going sick and claiming depression? While serving at a certain regiment in the north of england (not catterick), we had a spate of it. Maybe one problem was the fact that we had a civilian MO, who would bed you down with a sniffle! Perhaps a military MO would see straight through the bo**ocks, and tell these scrote bags to get back to work! if you look up depression on the net, one of the symptoms is 'losing or gaining weight', what the f**k is all that about! I think the problem is that while at blandford and tossing it off thinking about which 17 year old your going to ask to marry you next, these scrotes get told 'here you go son, your off to 3 div'. After visiting the padre and WRVS woman for a good cry, they pack there bags and set off for there first unit. On arrival, things are not what they seem, no cinema, burger bar, bowling alley, XL leisure and so on...........then to cap it all off, the love of there lifes has jumped straight in to bed with the first upgrader to show willing. So hence, down to the docs claim depression and go home for a couple of months and just send in a note from your local doctor every time your tropp staffy breaths down your neck! you would think that it would be the older ones around us that might have real life problems/issues that could warrant this illness, and not some snotty nosed 18 year old who does not like his job! the end.