my girlfriend has recently found out that she is having our first child. she is due while i will be in afghan tho. was just wondering what, if anything, would change pay wise but more importantly will i be entitled to any leave etc and if there were problems or she was early or late would this constitute compassionate grounds for getting me back? i will be on about month 4 of a 6 month tour. i am set on going on tour by the way and not looking for a get out clause. I know i need to speak to my chief clerk and hierarchy but its not common knowledge at the moment. Cheers.