I am a firm believer that ARRSE is an excellent website, full of useful information, gossip and stories. However it is also a very dangerous one and I would urge everyone posting to the site to be very wary about what they write and the wider implications that could be attached to the words placed into a public forum. It would be foolish to think that the chain of command, v.v. senior officers and politicians do not read what is written here; because we do. Hanging a units âdirty washingâ out in public as occurs here on a regular basis, or slating a particular unit because there is something you do not agree with or like is also a very dangerous practice and implying that there is no role for a particular organisation is even worse. Having spent the last 2 years fighting to save as much as possible of the TA and specifically Royal Signals TA (although I have also been involved with others Arms and Services fighting with them) in a culture of cuts and efficiencies has been a depressing and difficult time. Time and time again those wanting to make savings in one place to give more money somewhere else have pointed to ARRSE as a justification to cut a specific Bn or Regt. As we emerge from FAS there is to be a Comprehensive Spending Review across Government. With priorities being Health, Education and the Home Office you can guess where savings will be sought â Defence for one. If after FAS you think everything is secure then think on. It has frequently been the case that poor quality Regular personnel cause damage to a TA unit when they are posted to it but that the TA weather the 2 years before they move on. Now it is the case that the TA are causing more damage to themselves by making posts that damage the profile and credibility of a unit, whether justified or not. My plea to everyone is that if you do post here and that your post criticises your unit then do not be surprised that in the coming couple of years YOUR unit is the one to be cut. It is hard to argue value for money to a politician when he is holding a piece of paper originated by people from that unit stating that it is a failing, inefficient or poor organisation. It almost happened in FAS but it will certainly happen in the future if we are not careful!