Its good to read people processing times!
We applied for our visa end of feb
6th March - money taken from account
hadnt heard anything from any case officer until beginning of April when my partner rang them to find out anything, they realised they had got our email address wrong! ahhh so about 2nd April we finally heard from our CO who requested some more info.
11th April - sent all info off
12th April - reply from CO - AB who requested medicals and police check!!
Woohoo! now the 5-6 month wait begins! x