Source I remember when we got the brown envelope for Telic 1 and heard that 10-15 of our Regiment had resigned as soon as it was clearly going to happen. I'll be interested to see if the 'Rank structure preservation' allows the old sweats and the fat knackers/biff chitters a free pass again though, as there were a shed load of those skiivers who managed to pull a dodge last time. TBH I thought it was a bit surprising that 'intelligent mobilisaton (a misnomer if ever I heard one) allows so many noobs and people withou a tour behind them to opt out. I can't see there being that many left to switch the light off this time around though. Question is - does it prove that National Service is now a necessity for us? Iraq is (allegedly) winding down, but Afghanistan will roll on for donkey's years. Another thing - how can the powers that be guarantee our jobs if it becomes more likely that we HAVE to go in support of continuing OP's every few years rather than 'once in a blue moon'? That said, I would go again if compulsory - called. I am just not in a rush to volunteer.