I'm beginning to think so. I'm an ex regular wanting to make a bit of a difference and have an influence on the direction of a small fraction of today's youth (cheesey sounding but true). Two emails and a phone message to the local exec officer, one email enquiry to the local service and a request for an information pack from the national ACF site, and no response at all. All my requests have been polite and respectful but greeted with a loud silence. I get the impression from this MB that there is a shortage of instructors - I don't want to visit a detachment before I've had a response to a prelinary enquiry as I don't want to make a nob of myself if they have no vacancies. What should I do? Keep trying or give up?