How many ARRSE members got to see the Thurs 16th Jan episode of 'The Bill'? I think it highlighted the situation pretty accurately, despite the programme's requirement for dramatic effect. The ex-service character was plausible and entirely sympathic, without being whingeing, script to the effect of: 'I fought for you, and you too. They sent us out without enough kit, guns that didn't work........ And then they said "Thanks very much, goodbye" and that was that!' Picking up and repeating the many comments on the STICKY, at the top of this Forum, when is the MoD going to get off its collective butt and institute something like the American after-service programme? It's taking too long and I haven't heard anything coming down from on-high... But then the MoD hierarchy don't appear to suffer anything worse than pressure sores on the palms of their hands. I wonder how that happens?