I could do with a little bit of advice here. As we all know, being in the Army you expect a bit of a turbulent time, being bounced from tour to tour then the "other" things in between. 99% of the time i accept the way things are and grin and bear it, I even enjoy it but as i havent spent more than 3-4 weeks in camp since Dec 05 when it comes to having some down time or leave it means a hell of alot to me, hence this whinge! My unit is due to go on leave later this month however 13 of us have been fastballed and had our leave dates changed as there is a requirement to provide a barrack guard for a few days into the beginning of the leave period. Not a problem as weve been told we can add the days owed to the end of "our new leave dates" The problem is this. We have all been given 3 weeks or 15 working days leave, (leave apps submitted just as JPA came in) however the unlucky 13 of us on Barrack guard have been told to be back at work on a said date, which in my opinion is after 14 working days (a day shorter than everyone else) this wouldnt be so bad if it were for a reason but the boss man has said that although we finish out duty at 06.30 in the morning we can go straight on leave that day but...... ive stated that we will finish dutys at 06.30 breakfast at 07.00, pack up and move out at 07.30, drive a minibus and van through central London in the rush hour, chuck weapons in the armoury, armoury check, POL and close down vehicles etc, this means that at the very earliest its going to be 10.30 -11.00 by the time i get away from the barracks! now can somebody tell me.....is that a day of leave??? I can see where the boss is coming from as the days we have picked up dutys are the 12-15th, he says that we are on leave after dutys the 15th but being an old captain, you know the types, ex rankers, ex RSM, set in stone, he isnt having any of it. i see it as what it is, if i start my leave on the 16th like he says then after midnight the 6.5 hours in the guardroom and the following 4.5 hours driving the lads back and doing pre knock off admin is all during my leave, i should be at home by then, another 5-6 hour drive away. anyway enough ranting, my question is....what can i do about this? I know I am 100% right (or am i?) and that he is well, you know the type 200% right but is it worth getting intouch with my real boss back in the Regt and getting the clerk to give me a day of leave back? i know its only one day but hey, i give a hell of alot for the Army and when it comes to "MY" entitlements i wont be short changed because of the "opinion" of somebody who has clearly got things a bit wrong. I hope you followed all of that.