I received an answer phone message recently from the chap who interviewed me at my local AFCO answering a query I had made. As a side note he stated that the waiting time for my branch (AET) was now 20 months!!! Has anybody else heard the same thing? I phoned up just a few weeks ago and was told it was 16 months. If this the case, since I first applied in October last year, the waiting time for AET has gone up from 7 months, to 13 months, to 16 months and now 20 months.