I'm currently on my VM (B) Upgraders course and was just wondering if the course was just as completely pointless and useless in the past? It's beyond me why we do most of it. Before I carry on, if I'm missing something here please tell me! I'm learning about 1940's bits of kit which aren't in service anymore and haven't been for a long time. I'm stripping and learning how to fix kit which I'm not allowed to do in the field Army. Ok, I know about the whole budget thing but this is just extracting the michael! The Army want me to be a knowledgable Class 1 VM........ how??? if what I'm getting taught is about as useful as a fat cap badged driver! Realisticly I'm learning nothing of use what so ever. Things are said to have been changing for years now and VT keep on telling the Army to change but, suprise suprise, the paper pushing desk drivers keep fobbing them off. Change or suffer the consequences REME!