Having been sent back from Iraq cause of the heat, i am flabbergasted that so many soldiers are being sent home. On my flight there was 40 of us in the same boat. Its not that we are dehydrated or not looking after ourselves, its because the British army has spent more time looking after the locals welfare and not giving us the basics that we need. The two biggest gripes over there are 1. No air con and not being able to sleep, Thus always Knackered!!!!! 2. No cold water as they cant cool it quick enough!!!!!! The Czechs who are working with 19 Bde cant believe that we are still using washing bowls filled from bowzers, using solar showers and best of all using thunder boxes that are put in direct sunlite (cant use them between 1100 hrs and 1700 hrs cause of the heat and flies) The czechs have air con this and air con that, oh and they sleep in aircon as well. Also the ladds are thin on the ground. How the hell can they replace a Div with a Bde. Constant patrols, ops and anything else that the Bde management decide need doing. By the way the Bde staff work and sleep in aircon!!!!!!!!!!!! Before i left, my collegues were still being left in the police stations on their own, it wont be long for another incident. Give the Infantry ladds their dues, its not their fault. by the way yes i am RMP and cant praise the infantry enough for their work over there stuck in the police stations with the RMP with no support. I will understand those who were in the war fighting role, who didnt have any welfare in place but we went in on op Telic II and these welfare items just havent been addressed.