Has it got one? It seems that in the rounds of offering up the usual 'they wouldn't dare take this' savings measures, a jobsworth in a suit has taken up the offer of saving squillions of pounds of the public purse by removing all public funding of Alpine skiing from Apr 04. Some of you will recall that it has, for some time, not been in the BWT/Adventurous Training category. It is, currently, therefore exceedingly unlikely that any significant money will find its way back in the sport for next Winter, albeit that Jacko, COMARRC and some other top brass spent a few days surveying the scene at Serre Chevalier recently and announced what a fine, challenging, knicker wetting pursuit it was. CGS then made a hasty retreat back to work...via St Moritz for the Combined Services Bobsleigh Competition... Should any of us care? Should these chinless twits with wallets more capacious than an elephants scrotum be subsidised by the tax payer? Or do you really need stunning courage or simply no brain to throw yourself down a mountain at 125 kph? Notwithstanding all this, congrats to 28 Engr Regt on winning the Princess Marina Cup (overall Army Champions) ahead of 1 GS Regt RLC and the Hldrs...enjoy your 9 months off until the next punishing winter ordeal.