well i am back from my winter holiday & have noticed the trouble that units within the corps are having with retaining sappers (all ranks). what do you think that we need to offer gentlemen of the corps to remain loyal & serve their country as so many of the people within this forum have done, with great pride. the blatantly obvious one of course is less time on ops. but how about some better qualifications (civilian recognised) for when you do actually leave the service. gentlemen of the corps, old & new, what would make you have stayed in longer ????