Probably belongs in the NAAFI, however: 2008 has been a year of much change for the military, and indications for 2009 are that there will be much more, particularly with the revised op laydowns and pressure on the defence Budget. My personal predictions are: Scope for pay rises likely to be tight with a knock-on effect for pensions. Defence recruiting will meet all of its targets. The RLC will complete its transformation into a Corps of Transport with a single primary trade of Driver and with all other trades falling under a spec qual banner. Armed convoys to be formally re-named as Combat Logistic Patrols.