I, like many old boys here did my year (or in some cases alot more) in brats. Once I'd passed out and joined my regt depot at Buller Barracks, Aldershot I began to see just how poorly they compared to their younger bretheren. We were fitter, had better mil skills and were better prepared for joining their working units. The 11 week wonders (or was it 9?) didn't like us much, but we were usually promoted before them and the large majority of SNCO's and RSM's were ex-brats. Does anybody feel that the old Junior Leaders regts produced better soldiers or do the people who took the quick option think they were trained the best?