Having just read a few threads about how unhappy some of you guys are with certain postings, others wanting to swap postings before finsihing their training etc; I thought I might regale you with times past when it was common for some Commanding Officers to discipline soldiers within their command to a really sh*tty outpost without warning. The first time this happened to me, I was serving as a JNCO in a Divisional Int Sect in Verden in the frozen wastes of Northern Germany, a posting I personally hated, and was moved without warning to a small 3 man Security Section near Antwerp in Belgium. Within three months I had settled in, been promoted, proved myself to my seniors and can safely say was the most enjoyable posting of my long career. What "Tangle Tits" my CO had hoped would break me was actually the making of me. The second time, when I was a SNCO, and had fallen foul of a Bleep CO in Cyprus at a sensitive location four miles from Famagusta, I was moved on a 3 month warning order back to Germany where M-W, who cared more about his political career than the men under his command, tried to get rid of me, Henry V and the late Ronnie Anderson, but made the mistake of sending me to a Security Section commanded by a no-nonsense Australian officer. Henry unfortunately took the easy option out. Again, I bit the bullet and after working off my 3 month warning order (much to the disgust of M-Sh*tething and an ex-LCpl who was the Adjutant) I ended up in another Security Section where I finished my career after 5 years and an extension in post. One of my OC's in that last Section has done pretty well for himself as well and is now the current Director. The morale of this story, as I am sure many of my former colleagues may agree, is to knuckle down and make the best of every situation and who knows what opportunities will arise if you approach every task with enthusiasm, whether you like it or not.