Today possibly marks the most important event in the history (101 years) of the Territorial Army - at least in the top 5 of events outside Haldane, the two world wars and RFA 96. The order is out. I am informed that it does indeed contain the details of an in-year cost saving of such significant proportions that the bulk of the TA is to be effectively stood down until March - 5 months. Unless it's Ops related, or initial training, it's switched off. The risk is apparently acknowledged but the cuts are to be made. I'm off to the pub. I may never return.