Congratulations to all those who got selected for promotion today, commiserations to those who didn't. Looking at the Rad Op results it would seem as if the glory days of the last 4 years is now over and it's back to the good old days of 2 or 3 people promoted to Sgt each year. Now without being disloyal to my trade, how can I seriously be expected to try and recruit young soldier into my trade when promotion bottle necks so tightly at Cpl - Sgt? Is this the start of the back log that will inevitably happen to all promotion boards now that most of the crusty old (like me) have taken 2 extra years (I refused it). After all, for onward progression there must be a vacancy, for a vacancy there must be output.