You couldnt make this up. Despite the Tranche 2 DIN stating that applicants may apply for FTOD by this week, I have been informed today that DM(A) has told MS Branches that no overseas applicants will be given UK assignments, they will remain overseas and stag on until starting their annual/resettlement/terminal leave. That means they can't get a MQ in UK. How on earth can someone sort out their families housing, schooling, jobs etc if they are trying to do this from Fally or similar and they can't be posted back to UK ? Reason given ? well they applied so should have made plans for that Does this mean that we are restricting Redundancy applications to those based in UK because it will be impossible for many overseas to sort their lives out in the brief final 20 working days of Terminal Leave or are we expecting them to do their admin during Resettlement Training ? (which is hard enough to do anyway from overseas) Hopefully someone will come on here and say that just one Desk Officer has got this wrong and is applying this policy blindly I doubt it though. It will be fascinating to see if this same policy is applied to the many senior officers serving overseas or just to soldiers .. I see Service Complaints and letters to The Sun. The Army is an Investor in People my Arrse ! What on earth are we coming to when we treat our soldiers this way ?! TTF I am out soon and no longer have to try and sell this keek to anyone as 'fair & reasonable behaviour'. It stinks.