I know that manning is a complex and unstable beast at the best of times. The current climate should, you think, be good for us, however reading the latest report on manning is seems that we are being shafted in order that others benefit. Quote. " Some cohorts are significantly overmanned whereas others including REME remain under-manned. In order for the Army as a whole not to over shoot the endorsed liability, manning levers have been imposed. " Basically we suffer under-manning across the board while others , dare I say it, enjoy a better standard of employment/living because they nick our "figures", and all the time we cannot try to keep what we have and maintain our strength close to our liability because of these manning levers. All of this is of course Political will( or lack of it) and economic fixing to justify cuts. Question I want to put to you is this, why can't we simply be left alone to meet our liability, which we know we can meet. Have we fucked things up so badly that we can not even fight our own case to get properly manned?