You may have noticed the media shifting its attention to Blandford DEEPCUT2 Reply from the Cmdr Both are tragic cases but one thing that was common to both was alcohol. Both had been drinking and that is the worst thing to do if you are having problems. Given that the majority of Phase 2 are below 19 years of age would a ban of alcohol to phase 2 soldiers on the camp and the local area be of benefit? After all they are there to learn and train and alcohol can have a negative effect undermining what they are trying to acheive. There is the discipline side too but would discipline problems move from alcohol to other things? However the fact is that most are 18 which is a legal age to drink, and a ban can be perceived as too much "nanny state". This is where it comes down to statistics after all these deaths are a rare occurance. Would an alcohol ban improve or deepen issues such as bullying and discipline? Any serious thoughts?