No1 son is still thinking about an army career after Uni, to my pride and his mother's disgust. However he's been a busy beaver and is reseaching as much as he can about the army and it's history. He recently came across the term 'Arms Plot', not as it seems a modern Guy Fawkes event, but a process in the past where units were rotated around various ORBATs. So can anyone enlighted us; 1. I see in SDSR it has been abandoned, but when did it start ? 2. What were the objectives from a military and career development perpective? 3. Did any other country have a similar 'plot'? 4. What were it's good and bad points? 5. Why was it abandoned? Shrinking size of the forces?, not appropriate to todays (or tomorrows) threats, technological or logistical reasons? 6. Any other comments on how it affected you, your unit, or even your family. Thanks in advance I've posted in here as it seems I might get a sensible answer or two, but MODs feel free to move to somewhere appropriate.