Last week on being called to the square in the usual fashion, the co of our regt (an artillery group in Larkhill) kindly informed us of his intention to send anyone signing off between now and OCT (when we deploy to Afganistan) to the Staffords to back fill there recent sinking ship syndrome. Do i detect a note of panic in his voice and a slight knee jerk in his reactions ?? And theres me thinking that the army was against bullying and threatening behavior lol !!! Let me just add that i have no intention of signing off at this time just had to have a giggle to myself when he later mentioned that for those off us who joined the army to be fighting soldiers this upcoming tour will be the pinical of our carrers still makes me laugh out loud today pmsl !!!! (anyone out there who actually joined the army to be a fighting soldier ??) Im most definatly a VM first soldier second, even our mato states by SKILL then by FIGHTING !!