I think the powers that be believe that if you quieten the troops the real problems with the forces will disappear! Fat chance of that, I hope. They should be sitting up and taking note of the issues and actioning them instead of sitting with their heads in the sand and thumbs up the arrse!!!!
Quite frankly: If they block Rear Party, they ought to be shot.
They should be actively encouraging squaddies to have a look and get their wives involved... there's a hod of support there for OH's whose blokes are on tour... just see how many "days to do" banners they post. I am disgusted at the shortsightedness. Encourage the site as much as possible... it's a great way to keep wives in contact after they've been shuttled about after their hubbies. Rant not over... I am annoyed.