2 years ago the Royal Corps of Signals was screaming for manpower. Now we are fully manned! Is this due to an outstanding recruiting policy, which we were often told was poor? Or is it because posts have been re-aligned to suit our manning. Has anyone found themselves carrying out tasks that previously were the responsibility of others? Have we finally managed to create a sound responsibility for trades across the Corps, to ensure that all personnel know what to expect wherever they serve. (outside of ops, we all get stuck in to help out, that is acceptable). Is it simply double, treble, quadrupple hatting of personnel to ensure that all possibilities are covered, no matter what the threat or neccesity. If the answer is get stuck in, so be it. We are all willing to help each other out as a means to an end, but for how long, before recruiting and retention is strained again. Or is it already strained and we are re-aligning to suit? Your views please. If you plaster over a crack, it simply widens and extends, then it rejects the unwanted filler that is not supposed to be there!!