What is the general opinion of soldiers getting first postings to a unit that is near their home town. I am serving at a UK based unit and the amount of soldiers who are here that live with their parents because they managed to get posted here is unbelievable. Funny old thing, you try posting them to Germany in 2-3 years time and they aren't interested. If they can't get an extention then they sign off. Well balls to 'em, let them go!. Surely it can't be that difficult for Records or Blandford to make sure that first tour soldiers aren't effectively posted to their home town, can it? Those who get first postings near home see the Army as just another job that gets in the way of their social life. They want 9-5, Mon-Fri hours on Army pay rates. It's got to be sorted; soonest.