This no way Officer baiting so Offrs please dont take it as such... But, Having done a few 1st line units whilst in the Corps and then having a Second line posting near the end of my time do you think that young 2Lt's should do the first stint at an LAD? The reason i say this is at first line when they tip up, they usually gain a vast amount of experience in what the lads actually do. The EME will usually usher them through each Ftr Sect and tell the Tiffy, "use him and abuse him" Apart from this his tasks usually involve Adv Trg and the like, in other words not really being in charge too much of what the lads are doing. Just watching and learning... At a certain LAD we had a young 2Lt who was "given" to us by the EME and he was thoroughly beasted and generally abused for the first couple of months. To give the guy his credit he was well up for anything and was a cracking bloke. Even his humour and morale was high when he was wedgied in a pub by 2-3 of the lads. I also saw this (maybe not to this extreme) at other 1st line LAD's. In the Bn i noticed that none of this was evident and the young 2Lt's were mollycoddled, allowed to "run" sections too early and generally didnt have a scooby what the lads did. There was also the massive culture divide between Offr's and OR's not seen as much in LAD's. Is this due to a lack of "educating" that should have been instilled early on? At the second post this is too late as they are Lt/Capt by this time. Any thoughts or am i all wrong?!