Various threads in this forum deal with or touch upon the relationship between Royal Signals officers and other ranks. My experience in the Corps was that, over a period spanning eleven years I only came across five officers that I both liked and respected. Considering the fact that I did a couple of years AAC, four and a half at 216, two in JCU and the rest at 30, this is a mighty poor return. I am neither bitter nor twisted about that statistic. Just bemused. It's low count isn't based on particularly demanding standards on my part (read my naafi bar postings for further clarification). I think my main criticism of officers, from Captains down, was that the majority of them had an inherent belief in their own intellectual superiority. In a Corps like the Signals, this is quite often not the case. I can recall countless occasions, when a YO would end up kicking off on an NCO, due to being beaten in an argument about the merits of a particular course of action. It would seem like the officers entire street cred with the ranks lay in him being better on all counts. Discuss.