Apologies if this subject has been done to death, but I have a bit of a dilemma and could do with a few words of wisdom, hopefully. Having given it my best shot I have decided to call it a day (for family reasons). What is the official procedure about getting out? I was hoping to be mature and flexible about this, but my CO is taking it personally and seems convinced that I will be changing my mind - all I need is time. He is insistant that I stay on for a full year although I am not serving under common terms of service. Unfortunately, during this 'time', every conceivable obstacle seems to have so far been placed in my way. Life has become very difficult. Coercion is a word that springs to mind. All this is supposed to make me want to stay. I have no support in this from anyone in my unit, so my questions are: 1. Should I PVR or simply resign my commission? 2. Is the one year notice period valid? 3. Do I need a civvy solicitor? If so, anybody know one? 4. Is the UK military covered by the convention of European human rights? Thanks.