My FAC was on the mat waiting for me this evening!
I had emailed Sussex as it had gone back in at the start of November after completing DSC1 and they said 15 week wait. When I very politely advised them that I had been waiting since July as I had been asked to achieve DSC1 before re-submitting my application they advised they would get it done as soon as they could. I wasn't expecting it to be here a week later!
I have got the high seat condition, despite having DSC1, but I have learnt from earlier experiences not to rock the boat and to just be patient, once I have grassed a few deer and got some proper experience I shall submit records/supporting info and request the condition is removed.
This does mean however I can finally go and purchase the rifle I have had a deposit on since July (lucky to have an understanding RFD) and bring it home, very pleased, impressed with Sussex Firearms Team and can't wait to get out and try the new rifle!