I don't know if I have missed any comment on this already, but the decision has been taken to move the Defence Medical Services to Lichfield. Defence Minister Derek Twigg announced this barking decision with the accompanying addition: "The new jobs that this project will bring to the Midlands over the next few years will also help to fulfil our policy objective of moving jobs out of the Greater South East" (i.e. to nice, safe, Liebour voting areas). What the twonk doesn't say is that those who have had to move from Lichfield to enable this waste of public money have relocated to Pirbright, which in his book is obviously not in the "Greater South East". There will be no medical facility in Lichfield, bar a local medical centre, so those returning from ops will still have no Service medical "home" to go to, not that there's anything wrong with the treatment in Brum. Makes you wonder why Headley Court's function will not relocate to Lichfield as well, though.