Very good article from The Times today concerning recruiting. A link there also to a cracking Mick Smith blog as well discussing the Paras (Did anyone know that the great and the good at the MOD have banned fiming by soldiers?). Both worth a read. Having seen the draft of the Army Recruiting Plan for next year (a really crap effort by the way boys) it's interesting that this fine document continues to portray operations in Afghanistan and Iraqistan as a barrier to recruiting. Urban myth I would say - if anything it is pulling them in in droves. Articles like Mick Smith's have also helped the process on hugely. ARP? Who need it?