Unfortunately morale is a real issue - my sector has lost two good, capable Officers to this very real issue in the last 3 months.
25% of its commissioned strength, and in one Sqn a full 50% of its uniformed staff.
A planned sector Easter camp has had to be reduced in scope and size - and bare in mind that my Sqn, which somehow still parades an average of 35 cadets each night, got 4 cadet places for annual camp this year - and you'll begin to understand quite how real this issue is.
Morale is not something you can improve by just saying 'lets be happier'.
It's vital to understand that this is not just the effect of this one thing, it's the culmination of perhaps a decade of increased workload at exactly the same time as the cadet experience has been reduced - this is work harder for less, and then we'll devalue your status and lie to you about it.