Here's an interesting rumour picked up recently: Premise based on recent history - squadrons (AH and Lx) are more likely to deploy in a half squadron of four than a whole squadron of eight. Therefore, rather than bodging it, configure squadrons so that they can be evenly split and deployed as half squadrons. Therefore upgrade the Sqn 2IC to a majors post and make that post command earning. Therefore solve current and future shortage of commands!!! Just a half squadron for me please - I could never command a whole one!