Having just got back from POTL today and a few of us were chatting about the Army and the state of the RLC in general, we came to the opinion that life is going to be pretty pump in the near future. We are about to start life as a TLR stylee Unit and already we can see problems arising. Such things as top heavy Tp's in our trade to jobs that are fine on Ops but dont work as well together in peacetime. The common theme was a lot of lads that were chatting (Cpl and above) were hoping for redundancy or thinking if that didnt come about, hitting the JPA button and binning it. Im out in July after 25 years in uniform and actually cant wait and that is a change from say 3 or more years ago. This seems to be a common theme, amongst the older lot, to leave and make more money abroad (and when i mean more think $8-8500 per month i saw advertised last night in our scope of work). Now i understand the pull of loadsa money can be strong in this day and age but has the Army or has more importantly the RLC started to go down the pan? Exercise after Exercise we train with fuel that a BFI in FOB would get through in a day or we struggle to get, out of 18 DROPS, 10 (or more likely less) out of the gate or look and fail to find CST trained Operators to get the small amount of fuel out on the ground?! I think this TLR thing etc has come about 4-5 years too late and i dont hold my hopes for it to work well when we have no where to go to every 18 months!? The drama is the lads that are wanting to go, and some already have, are decent blokes. They are of the fully fit, done a few HERRICKS type and dont whinge so are we going wrong somewhere?