Well, Topper, it's good to hear that the mind-set you picked up during your Service kept you in good stead afterwards (as they generally do). smile

Per Ardua Ad Astra

I sometimes wonder what will become of tech services in the NHS once the (oft-visited) well of talent that the Armed Forces used to produce dries up completely (from the trickle it has now become). Perhaps they'll be hiring techs en masse from the Philippines - just as they do for nurses right now.