I have read through alot of these threads and a reoccuring message is embedded. DO that many people really swap branches because of the long waiting periods? I have a PEDA at the end of April and I hope that I don't have to wait around too long after that date. But thousands of others are in the same boat. I know I will be frowned upon by many for saying this but here goes. If my ACLO turns around and says 'sorry son, it's gonna be another 10 months'. Would it be selfish of me to say 'then I will be a Marine (hopefully)'. I tick all the boxes as far as a MCD course goes and I have some A levels to boot.I know what your all thinking 'if that's the way he feels - then why doesn't he just aplly as a marine and give his PEDA place to someone more deserving'. Cheers - all feedback (no matter how sarcastic) is aprreciated.