Before anyone jumps on me- not a wah, not a wind up, not a journo. Just wanted to ask this question in relative anonymity to gauge peoples thoughts from a variety of sources (and realising I'll have to take responses with a pinch of salt, expecting everything from unhelpful abusive and maybe one or two useful). Basically my question is about starting a relationship between serving officers in a unit (regiment or battalion in the field army). Now aside from the obvious no-no relationships i.e. Adj and junior officer, OC and troopie or any other chain of command conflicts, what do people think about 2 troop/platoon commanders getting into a relationship (heterosexual but I guess the question stands for homosexual as well)? First part of the question is will people get arrsey about it being inappropriate i.e. will people argue it fails the service test? Second part of the question is even if it's technically allowed and they can't do you for it, do you reckon it's just a bad idea full stop and will cause problems? The topic arose because of two people from my intake at sandhurst getting it on in the same regiment (not sure if they are same squadron, that could perhaps change things?) and we had a long argument about whether or not it was on, and if the situation changed if it was junior captain/troopy. I also ask partially out of self-interest because there is a fit SPS Det commander chick in our regiment who I'd love to smash. I await with anticipation a barrage of abuse, heckling, shouts of 'oxygen thief' and normal ARRSE day to day business, in the hope that there are one or two diamonds in the rough. I also realise it's a controversial topic but I am always interested in the whole values and standards and relationships within the services piece. That and alcohol seem to cause the end of more careers than any amount of actual incompetence or just being a shit soldier.