Article in the Herald here, quoting a report from the AFPRB, about shortfalls in recruitment and increases in PVR rates. Hardly new news, and the specific problems facing the RN of "a 35-50% deficit of middle-management petty officers in the next 10 years" really arise from the black left by the lean recruitment years of the early '90s. They do pick up on the fact that the forces "Increasingly, personnel feel they are being taken for granted and undervalued by the nation." Of more interst is the piece tacked onto the end (as journalists are so want to do). So, in the interest of balance, will the campaigners allow forces personnel to come along and talk at their meetings? Should we stop other employers going to schools then in the inetrests of a level playing field?