Just a quick question as we have had a little chat amongst ourselves and there seems to be a difference of opinion. If you are downgraded are you automatically removed from the promotion board? Please note lads this is not a thread for your "All downgraders are oxygen thieves" type replys, it's just got me thinking, am i deploying on Ops and Ex for no reason other than making up the numbers. If thats the case then i may have to think out my reason for stopping in the job. Thanks for your replys in advance.