I have placed this in the NAAFI because I want everyone to be able to comment in their own way about what is their covenant. I am interested to hear whether people believe that the covenant exists beyond words on paper; whether they feel they are being treated fairly; whether they feel their families do receive appropriate levels of care and sustainment. Do you feel that 'an unbreakable common bond of identity, loyalty and responsibility' exists between the state and ourselves? A small word of guidance (if I may). This is not a thread about 'how crap officers are' or anything similar. This is about ALL of us, sharing a common ethos, in the face of common foes. Discuss.