Why don't we only select proper officers anymore? Those with the right background that have been bred for leadership over hundreds of years (or at least gone to a decent public school!) We now seem to be inundated with pretentious lower middle class fellows (and girlies!) from some unknown red brick university, struggling to hide some awful regional accent in a vain attempt to fit in to the mess. They often have more in common with their soldiers than true gentlemen!! Granted that the majority are only allowed in the Corps and RAF where the proper standards are not maintained, but unless we are careful they shall be ariving in one of the decent Regiments before we know it. How do we expect standards to be maintained in the future?