Why do current Able Cadets (Like myself....) have to wait 6 months for a pre-advancement course covering Drill and Peer Educator? Have to cover Basic Peer Educator, which has more paperwork than a library. Why do they have to be expected to travel 100's of miles to a course that lasts 3 days, when they are in their pinnacle of studies and at such an important stage of their lives? Here is an idea from my cadets and myself: Why can't Commanding Officers and Divisional Staff be in charge of 'who' gets promoted like cadets, Cadets 1st Class, Oc's etc. At the end of the day, it is them that know the cadets and their capabilities, not some Drillie from Edinburgh. I understand WHY they do the advancement board, so they can choose the best of the best but i am from Campbeltown, it is really difficult to be accepted on these courses due to distance, and other commitments. What really annoys me is when we are forgotten about, the HQ hardly recognise us, they don't really care about our unit. Take this; the Captain of the Sea Cadet Corps rightly visited Highland District: Oban, Lochaber, Inverness etc. Did he come to Campbeltown....... No. That isn't his fault, but people forget we exist. Out of sight out of mind. So i am suggesting we make the powers of Advancement down to Individual Units, because if the system continues the way it does, i have no hope of reaching Leading Cadet any time soon. I have lost all hope in the system and want the management to feel my frustration. And i hope something changes because we in Campbeltown are losing hope and volunteers. So thanks for reading this far and answer this question.