It's not really "current affairs", but in the run up to Christmas I thought this forum could do with some good news. A mate of mine has just returned from Afghanistan with 1WFR (sorry, 2 Mercian). Despite being p*ssed off initially about having to parade all over the place, it seems to have shoved the Army into the public light, and he's received a lot of attention for it. Having been invited out almost every night since he got back, and slept around half the local university, the lucky tw*t is living on cloud 9 at the moment! Let's hope the other lads are receiving the same treatment this Xmas.