I think a smal minority probably find it difficult to take all their entitlement for example if they've been away on tour then come back to their unit after their lenghty POTL, they'll want to get a couple of months face time with their bosses in the reporting year before say Xmas standown and a long course in the new year and then finding themselves in March with 20 days annual leave still to take, but refusing to take leave is I'll agree a bit strong!
What do you mean closer to the truth? It is the truth. My barracks has been shut down and we are still on duty. The Heating has all been turned off, told that if it gets really cold we can get a heater from the QM, anyone seen the QM?? Course not he has gone on leave to his warm house.
We are holding a New years eve party in the WO & Sgts mess. Had to get some gas heaters in billed to the mess to heat it for the function.