I am not sure we have got this right. The Infantry is losing three regiments, approximately 150 officers all up. However, they are making 140 officers with Regular Commissions redundant and in my regiment alone 3 officers have been told they will not get extended on the Short Service Commission in the next 3 years and 2 have been told they will not get Intermediate Regular Commissions. Having buggered up the officers, the same plans will be introduced for soldiers in 2006. I doubt we will get that right either. The long and short of it - we are trimming the candle at both ends, and in 4 years time will find a rapid shortage of infantry officers, most of whom are head and shoulders above most other capbadges in the Army!