After 17 years as a REME VM, I handed in my notice and joined the ranks of Civ Div. I worked as a field service engineer on concrete mixing plant and then got a job as a production control manager in a workshop where we overhauled trains. I was made redundant at Christmas last year and have decided that what I really want to do is defence contract work as I miss the military mind set and work ethos. I have got applications in with a couple of companies who were advertising for vehicle mechanics to work in Afghanistan but they are at the "limbo" stage of getting the contracts finalised and nothing is moving with any sort of urgency. Is anyone currently in this line of work and if so, are you aware of any openings within your organisations that I may apply for? My CV is available on request and I am available immediately for deployment anywhere. Thanks for reading.