I remember after the Falklands that returning regiments lost loads of guys, who had seen enough action and frankly couldn't adapt to peacetime soldiering. They weren't PTSD, they weren't disilliusioned, they had simply seen combat and got the tee shirt. The fighting in Sangin (and elsewhere) is possibly harder than that in the Falklands (no great claims or arguments here) - it is certainly as intense, involves all platton weapons, arty and Close air. Sadly however it is unlikely that at the end of the tour that our fighting soldiers will have much to show for it, other than the unquestionable honour of their Regts. My concern is that in already under recruited, under resourced, adequately (just) paid and over stretched units returning from battle to peace time Colchester will be a sanguine moment and many will vote with their feet.