I'm not the guy logged on. I was mobilised at the start of this year. I did three months pre deployment training with Batallion and am now doing a seven month tour of Iraq as infantry. The things that are really geting to me are: lack of leave. In the three months before deploying I only got a handful of weekends off to see my family. Before deploying I was only given a weeks leave when all the regular soldiers were given a full two. I volunteered to do a 6 month tour but am now being told I have to stay for 7, plus an extra week and a bit back in the UK demobilising with the batallion, which I never volunteered to do!!!! What I want to know is what I should have been entitled to eg. what say should I have had in my tour being extended against my wishes? What rights should I have had to being able to go home at weekends? How much leave following my deployment should I have and what happens if it would go over the year contract I signed at chilwell? Any help would be a greatly appreciated. Getting information from my Batallion is like getting blood from a stone. To the guy who's user name this is: I'm really sorry.