The introduction of Bowman, Cormorant and (Maybe in my career) Falcon is going to twist the arm of the Corps and force us to change our trade structures, I believe in the Corps after next we will find: 1. A generic "Combat trade" formed of Drivers, Stores Accountants, Linemen, Powermen all highly valued in the workplace and the main source of our RD Seniors in the future. 2. A "Bearer Provider" generally all the radio bods in this one; RTG's, Radio Ops, Relay Ops and some Systems Ops who may have Satcom Exp! these will be the new feeder trades for our time tested expert and friend the YofS! Still a valuable job. Comms/Frequency/crypto management. A Man Amongst men in Comms Ops! 3. The "Techies" can't live with them, Cant communicate without them! all our Techs and Tele Mechs/Installation Techs all mixed into a valuable Soup of technical excellence! naturally the feeder trades for the second member of our Ops Team, The FofS! 4. Finally, the Information Communications Systems "(ICS) Operator". All our new Digital/IS Based Communications systems, due to convergence between computer and radio; will utilise this operator, guilded from the Area Systems Ops, Worthy ADP Specs and existing IS Ops, who will form the feeder trades for the IS Supvr. The third valuable member of the Comms Ops Team. Due to the vast difference in skills required on the different Systems we will operate in the future, Basic Comms training will be just that! BASIC. Too much time is wasted on our Class 3's (FACT: 50% of all class 3's never attend a Class 1 Course) individuals who are identified for employment utilising one of the Corps main systems will attend modular courses when required! No blanket training means better use of funds and no Skill fade prior to employment! non effective Class 3's & disillusioned Class 2 tradesmen leaving the Corps; have not been unnecessarily invested in! everyone is happy!! Note, there is no place in our Corps for elitism, not at trade or unit level. We are members of the same Team and as such should all remember that! we all need each other to function, learn this and inform your peers of this. Gentlemen Comments?