I am sorry, but I sincerely feel (and a former, much admired colleague still works at BP) that Col Standen needs to be hit about the head. With a railway sleeper. It might be doing his CV a power of good, but what he is doing for the good of history and legacy of this country is the diametric opposite. Please find someone to express a vote of lack of confidence in him. I shy from childish regimental epithets (having been called a 'plank' or a 'dropshort' too many times) but in this case, he represents the worst tendencies of the scalybacks.