Transfer out of the SPS. You know you want to. I left 2 yrs ago, became a scaley IS Op and never looked back. Since then I've done tonnes of adv trg, led overseas expeds as a JSMEL, on the higher pay band and got promoted too (still an short-arrse though) I've also managed to get on about half-a-dozen civvy IT courses and am at last qualified to do something when I leave, rather than as a PSG (potential security guard). The SPS offers you nothing when you leave. Even the association is basically the RAPC association. At least the RSigs and RA have a dedicated resettlement cell at Corps HQ level to help you out. I'm not dissing the guys'n'girls of the SPS. Some of the hardest working people I've ever had the pleasure of serving with, but the plain fact is that the corps, as an organisation, does not care one jot about your future. A final example might be that I often see fellow R Sigs personnel in their last 6 months who are sent on so-called 'gardening' leave (i.e. a cushy job with no real responsibilities), merely a to sort out a job etc while arguably the hardest working species - the Mil Clerk - at 22 yrs will routinely be milked for every last bit of blood and sweat right up till the end. OK so that's a bit dramatic but feel free to criticise me if I'm lying. by the way doesn't Animo et Fide mean "Animal Fiddlers" or "Animo, Minero, Vegetabo"?