A couple of days ago, there were articles in the papers about military families queuing for many hours to register their interest in buying former MQs. One of the wives interviewed made a good point - many service personnel serve for 22 years or more, but have no right to buy their rented homes. Compare with council tenants etc (many of whom have never done a decent day's work!). Back in 1996, like other service people living in MQs, I received a nice little letter from the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Portillo. He defended the sale of MQs, and said that the proceeds would be spent on refurbishment and modernisation. Fat chance! Is there a back-boned politician out there who will stand up for service families, and ensure they are treated properly? Why should we suffer a huge disadvantage in the ever-rising housing market because we have been moved around ad nauseam at HM pleasure?