Can anybody out there clear up this mystery? We were told long ago in the sands of time that the (v) was to no longer be used (one army concept and all that spin!!!!). HOWEVER, more and more it is making a comeback. It is now in use by MS on board results, operational postings etc. My question is ............... to (v) or not to (v). I would much prefer "(STAB)" because at least thats the true face of the three army concept (Reg, TA and not yet mobilised).