Attended Parents Day at Catterick on saturday to see how my son is progressing with his basic. What a brilliant day. We got to see the lads doing drill and various field craft exercises, and got the guided tour and talk. I realise its very early days, but I was gob-smacked in how far he has progressed in only four weeks, you can see the changes in him already, his appearance was immaculate, he seemed more confident, and has become about six inches taller ( the teenage 'slouch' has gone) Another positive and encouraging point was how these lads have already bonded togeather, they really do look out for one another. Hope you dont mind the post gents, I'm not offering or asking for advice, just trying to give a positive take on what can be a worrying time for all the family.