Right - I am fcuking p1ssed off and because I'm deploying in a short while and I know that the powers that be read this so I'm ranting here rather than in the office and also following the CGS line just to see how much support my views have. What's it about - NAAFI vendors in JHQ a new service (or as we oldsters know - a reintroduced service). Why the rant - apparently we are going to have to supply a duty 'Vendor Vigilante' along with every other unit in JHQ - as we oldsters know this was never a duty that was required then. So let's break this down: 1. NAAFI never consulted anybody on this. 2. I thought the formation of the MPGS and GGS was to get soldiers away from routine duties (retention I think - heard of it?). 3. NAAFI already benefits from GGS and AGC (RMP) security/crime prevention patrolling at no cost to itself. 4. There is nothing in 1 MI Bn's (or I suspect any other unit on garrison) mission statement that says we are to protect NAAFI's assets. 5. The Sparkasse (or insert the name of any other business on camp) have never had the neck to provide out of hours protection. 6. .....So can somebody please tell me what gives the NAAFI the fcuking right to demand that soldiers in 1 MI and every other unit on camp do an overnight duty to stop vending machines being robber/vandalised. 7. Final point - how do I justify this duty to my troops? I know the answer already - I can't so why should I even have to entertain this? I will accept this on one basis alone - we charge for the service - the soldier's wages for the time on duty and the day after - all to be paid direct to the individual. So my message to HQ RASU via the Chain of Command is - tell NAAFI to fcuking poke this nonsense of a duty up the place where the sun don't shine. Anyone with me on this?