Just thought i would post this to gauge reaction.... I dont have a problem with re-trades, it helps with our undermanning in my trade and if it keeps a "good" soldier in then so be it. But then i hear stories about a Cpl retrade, did B3 trade course last yr (Nov), could soon be on his B1 in a few months time. He may be a top bloke (i dont know the guy personally and havnt heard anything good/bad about him) but i see the B1 course as being able to run BFi's and then have the technical and experience to pass onto B2's and B3's. I dont see how he could of got that experience in less than 12months over a 3-4yr LCpl who may of done 3-4+ exercises and possibly 2+ Op Tours in the trade. I see it as if you joined as a infantryman/chef/driver or whatever and it takes you 5yrs+ to make your mind up that the trade isnt for you then you take the hit that you may also have to wait to get the B1 qualification and money. He maybe a good soldier, runs rings around the Reggy Trg Wing because of his previous experience but the B1 is a trade qual and you need the time and experience to do it. Its for these reason i think after LCpl you cannot retrade, you may disagree, may not.