Had an argument at the weekend over what recruits should be allowed to carry whilst still recruits. Should they be told to get a personal first aid kit as they may need to use plasters (my view). They must not be allowed to carry anything not issued to them (a n others view) as.... if for example you do not know they have cut their finger it could go septic and they could sue you for not taking action or do not know they have blisters or how they should be dealt with or even take a paracetemol and then overdose! Perhaps this umbrella mentality is getting out of hand?! Bearing in mind we are training them to be soldiers not recruits and will potentially expect them to think for themselves possibly without even a JNCO close by. The other issue is should we be worried about recruits from (fomer colonies in the commonwealth) countries with a local problem coming to us and being trained by us, just in case they go back to their country and use the skills that we have taught them? Too much second guessing motives?