I'm not sure how much has been posted by other ARRSErs about the future of 1 RTR on other RAC boards, but I've found this on the 'Think Defence' site: CBRN Role to Transfer to RAF Regiment | Think Defence Salient points: 1. CBRN role will now be exclusively RAF Regt with some (undefined) input from the TA. 2. 1 RTR will not be disbanded. However, C-in-C Land Forces did not explicitly state that amalgamation with 2 RTR had been ruled out. 3. 1 RTR will retain a footprint at Honnington until 2013. This means the Unit will move, possibly before then with some families following on later. DRAC added some ideas for a future role for 1 RTR: 1. Generating a Squadron for deployment to Op HERRICK with the SCOTS DG and then QRH battlegroups, subject to future force levels in theatre. 2. Running the Crew Training School in Bovington. 3. Becoming the lead unit for experimentation and TTP development for the Army, in the AGILE WARRIOR workstream. Which means that 1 RTR could find itself doing anything that guarantees its survival as a formed Unit. (Dedicated Mastiff Regt anyone?) Apologies if this is old news, but it was posted on Think Defence this evening, I'm not sure if its been on ARRSE already. The only people to gain from this at the moment will be, unsurprisingly, the Rock Apes who will gain a 'modest increase'.