I have read, in the last weeks, that the infantry is getting hammered and cutbacks are rife. On another thread, the BW are staying in Iraq longer than what they were told. When they come back, many young soldiers / junior ranks face unemployment?! Retention in the army is on an all time low.... Recruiting could be better but there is no money to recruit and or train the new soldiers! What the hell is happening? An old mate of mine who is 32 years old and left the army 6 years ago has been told by manning and records that they wonÂ´t consider him for re-enlistment!!!!!!!!! He was a CPL looking good for sgt. Para wings, daggers galore, brilliant write ups etc.... He also has a trade that they are screaming out for! What is going on here... oh, they told him to apply for the MPGS if he really wants back in!