When I first joined my Bn I was suckered into and sent off on a course/exercise called Ludwig's Lair which was a all arms E&E course in Germany - excellent course btw - anyway that sort of set me off on a life long quest for skills and knowledge. On leaving the army I worked for a guy who does tv programmes for awhile before going solo and seting up my own company which has a good turn over of civilians and we also run free (at cost) courses for cadets, scouts ect - but squaddies are few and far between. So my question is this do e&e and survival skills still have a place on the modern battle field - with the prominance of mech is the battle field deemed to fast moving?? What do you guys think??