I didn't blog over the weekend because I was off with the army, nowhere dangerous, just Woolwich.
I was at a study weekend hosted by Central Volunteer HQ Royal Artillery (such a natty title!), we were given a briefing by the CGS' Briefing Team and had a chance to discuss the state of the armed forces. It didn't make for happy listening.
The briefing and discussion were non political, we didn't discuss how we got where we are, we just talked through where we go from here. What was deafening, yet unsaid, was that we are being asked to do so much with so little and the current hemorrhaging of troops means that it will only get worse in the short term.
I got home to be presented with the letter from Dave Hartnett, Acting Chairman of HMRC, informing me that my children's names and Susie's bank details had been lost.
What a shower!
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