Afternoon Gents Former RTG here interested in the 430 series and it's place in the Corps. Yes - I'm an old man and a total green cabbage to boot with nothing better to do as Alzheimers gets ever closer ! A question or two for the old sweats rather than you nice shiny new members of THE Royal Corps. As I understand it Ptarmigan has now been backloaded into history and the FV439 is no more. So does this mean the FV436 has also bitten the dust or is it still in service ? And where did the FV435 and Wavell fit into the equation ? I have a copy of the Staff Officers Handbook for 1999 and there is no mention anywhere of either Wavell or the '435, yet I've seen a photo of a Bde Sig Sqn with a Wavell Processing '43 with a bloody great box on the top the size of a house (bigger than anything we had in the 70's / 80-'s) !! I can't believe all this was over a decade ago and Ptarmigan has now gone - I remember the bloody thing being introduced and thinking this sounds something to avoid at all costs ! Thank Christ my last posting was 244 in the good old Brize days - all radio and none of those nasty Relay types anywhere !!