Dictated by my spouse:- Having been an Army Wife for the last umpteen years it still gets my goat that some people think everything should be handed to them on a plate. Recently, whilst picking my child up from the pre-school I overheard a coven of wives grumbling about the forthcoming deployment. It went something like this: Wifie 1 - "This place is a dump - two weeks after my husband goes I'll be bored" Wifie 2 - "I know, I can't wait to get away from here" Wifie 3 - "There's nothing to do here" This really irritated me as it's not as if the camp is in the middle of nowhere (East of England and 2 mins from the A1). Even if they can't drive the Fams Office has arranged shopping trips during deployment and the camp itself has a Gym and a swimming pool which are both open to dependants. My point is that even if these facilities weren't available, why should wives expect anything when their husbands go away? Are they not grown ups able to look after themselves?