I really do feel sorry for the Scottish Regiments but at least they will carry on in another form but as for the Royal Irish Regiment by the stroke of a pen there will be 3000 men made redundant on August the 1st 2007. I know we may not have the long history of the Scottish regiments but like them we served with honour, loyalty and dignity to be disbanded just to suit the present political climate. At present we have less than 12 months before the first soldiers are released and as yet we have not been told what our redundancy package will be and as for resettlement they are going to try to resettle 3000 in less than 12 months. I know we were raised to do a particular job and now the politicians are telling everyone that that threat has gone but the dogs in the street here know that it hasn't. But even if it had there is no question of re rolling us, for us its over and thats that. We served with honour but were stabbed in the back.