having done 24 years man and boy in the RCT/RLC, and a mere 2 years in CivDet I have noticed that on most of the Forums where ex-service personnel (Had to be PC) only mention the things that they miss. You know, like the comradeship, favourite locations (Cyprus, HK etc.) etc. How about we list the things that we hated and really do not miss at all now that we aren't wearing the 'Green Tuxedo' and dancing where we are told? Duties, Outside Areas and the sh*tty jobs that always came up. Top of my list has to be Duty NCO in BATSUB, and 25 Regt RCT (24 Regt RLC). All the training and years of experience wasted answering a bloody switchboard and tranferring calls. Bad enough on a weekday night, but totally endless on a weekend!