Following on from a thread on another site, I have just gone over some statistics and memories of my Squad (57) at Ashford and just wondered how many similarities there are between other Squads both preceding and succeeding the one in question. So I'll start, although I'm sure MV and Rebel can chip in with any ommissions/additions. Squad 57 originally formed in July/August 1974 with approximately 28 Direct Entrants (all male - although thats a matter of opinion) Joined in September 1974 by 11 potential transferees (3x R Signals, 2 x RCT and one each from 1 RTR, 16/5L (Paul Harman-deceased), 1RHA, 1DWR, 1 Para and REME), 3 ex RAOC Army Apprentices College, Blackdown and 2 ex AN(SI). (overall strength 44) Last all male Squad before we were raped by the Girls on Squad 58 4 potential transferees RTU'd 1 transferee and one ex-Apprentice + 6 Direct Entrants to Loughborough (with Birth Certificates) for brain removal and training as Darksiders. 1 AN(SI) voluntarily RTU and later makes Corps RSM 14 personnel (6 x transferees, 6 x Direct Entrants, 1 ex-AN(SI) and 1 ex Apprentice) Pass Off with Squad 57 in March/April 1975 (including one future Corps RSM, 1 Corps Adjutant, a few commissioned) Question - were statistics/wastage broadly similar for other courses ?