Having read Gizzit's recent post, I thought this a good opportunity to raise the issue of the newly proposed "Ranger" Bn that will support our good friends at H. This apparently is going to happen and the discussion I always had with my friends at that particular unit is "Why do the f*cking Paras get all the good jobs?" Now chap undergoing the questioning (in a most polite manner from me of course, generously supported by lots of single malt), maintains that the Paras, are on average just better operators! He maintains that their attitude and level of competent of their JNCO's is more suitable for this supporting role. He does justify these statements by saying that since the Paras are not part of the Arms Plot, that they are always available and always prep and trained for low level intensity ops. (he is not a Para by the way). BUT, a few thoughts have been going through my head: 1. Everyone and their dog seems to be doing proper, dynamic and serious operational tours, and thereby, being vastly more experienced. 2. Most of these tours are involving mech or arm bn's and therefore unsuitable for Light Role Bn's. 3. Future ops would seem to be a repetition of the current status quo. THEREFORE, (I am getting to the point), with the current state of ops (globally) and the potential for future ops being of the same kind, would not our SF friends be better advised to gain support from a heavier unit, as opposed to getting support from a unit, which is not the differently equip to its own? (phew, got that out finally). Thoughts, comments, rude remarks?