Now that most of the chosen few have deployed, isn't it about time that those left behind took full advantage of the situation. After all we can only give limited support to those who are a few thousand miles away. So I've started a list (as you do). THINGS TO DO WHILST ON REAR PARTY: Get some leave in, you know, the leave that you have not been able to take for the past 6 months. Get some courses under your belt, especially career courses, there'll be loads of vacancies. Go on, do that golf skills or rugby refereeing course you've always promised yourself. Clear your in tray of the dross that's been sitting there since everyone started panicking about Telic. Take the lads (and lasses) out and do some adventure training, again, loads of vacancies. Stag on more than I'm used to. Any more bright ideas?