Time for an Army Federation? I believe we need a Federation based on the one the police force have. I do not believe that we have the right to strike? I do remember the Irish defence force (who have a federation) one of their units were moved into a prison for accommodation two weeks after the prisoners were moved out due to poor building standards and they needed to threaten strike action to be re housed. We are watching as the service evolve into a very new creature boasting that we can Punch above our weight this always seams to be at the cost of our welfare and professionalism. Our kit needs to be improved, surely if this web site has highlighted one thing and that is there are a lot of real concerns across the board. No one is listening, the politicians are lyres, and the chain of command is powerless. When the flag goes up and the shout is given every man and women does the stuff, but what about peace time conditions? Too many problems to list and too many half hearted attempts to paper over cracks, do we now need some power behind our own punch? P.S I am not a commi pinko just a squadie who sees his blokes living in joke conditions using rubbish equipment and being asked to do too much. P.P.S I hope this post doesnt get moderated too much????