Obviously if your going on tour you need to be committed, The training to become a class 1 rifleman is quite heavy on some due to work but a few lads have been taken of the deployment list for missing a DIE weekend or two. Now what I don't understand is the regular battalion needs x amount of soldiers for HERRICK 15 and are not to happy about some blokes missing a weekend of training. I myself have attended all the training required but the guys who have missed should at least get a chance to catch up on the DIE by hosting a few more weekends. If the regs need the blokes so bad why are they taking blokes of the list without giving the time to catch up? the lads want to go on tour and our regular battalion need a fair gap filled so why not?