http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=359170&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source=&ct=5 I think this stinks. I am hearing increasingly that bean counters in the MOD are charging 'paying customers' for the use of MOD facilities. Hearing the phrase 'business case' too much. Bad enough that training areas can not be used because civies have booked them but I am uncomfortable with the principle that public organisations, funded by the taxpayer, are in direct competion with companies in the private sector. What next - punters to pay a fee to attend courts martials ? Pay a bit extra and we'll happily find the poor sod quilty? Perhaps we could modify some Challies for 'Gold Pass' holders and they could spend a weekend in Basrah - for a bit extra even get to slot one of the locals ( paying customers being exempt from War Crimes charges). Any other ideas?