May I offer a view from elsewhere in the food chain? Gap Year gimps have shown their worth in my Regiment for the past 2 years; they tend to be enthusiastic, are game for a laugh, bizzarely willing to listen to and learn from SNCOs and are generally people that yer average Tom can relate to more closely than the average Rupert because they share the same taste in music and clothes. That's the down side.
Conversely, they provide amusing diversions in the Mess, are great for picking up extra duties and are cheap alternative baby-sitters for the CO. Will we see them back...strangely, yes, we do.
Keep 'em coming. At least they provide sufficient turnover of Tp Comds for the SSM to sharpen his teeth on.