Daily Mail, Friday 31st mar. Page 45, just after the article on boiling babies and binge drinking. quote one in severn military reservists is on the verge of quitting due to poor leadershp and trainng, according to a report by the Whitehall spending watchdog. The national Audit Office warned that reserve forces are heavily under-strength and just one third are currently ready to go into battle. MPs warned that the situation is particularly serious since the regular armed forces have come to depend on the support of the reserves. One in eight soldiers fighting in Iraq - more than 12,000 troops - has come from the reserves. in the TA, manning levels are just 81 percent of requirments and the situation is even worse in specialist units like the medics........ Around 25% said that they received inadequate training because courses have been cancelled. Some 40% cited 'poor leadership' as a reason for leaving.... unquote Totally agree with the last bit Any comments.