Offically, it's a grey area! Supposedly capped at 32 days per man, with only one camp or course allowed. However, the CO has said this will not affect us. It has been pointed out that we are budgeted for 32 days per man, regardless of the fact that people disappear, don't turn up for months, go on tour, only do 1 weekend a month. Which means there will be days unspent.
The most obivous sign is that we appear to be down to 3 weekends in 2 months. Not good but not totally crap....
Everyone is flapping about this at the moment, as they always are in the new trg year. come september it will have all died down back to normal and they will be flapping next march when they realise they havent spent as much as they hoped.
just done northern bluebell,and was talking with other units from across the north of england and scotland.all seem to be capped at between 27 and 32 days for this trg year,but ours are also capped(but only after this weekend,and i've already done half of 32).we have people that dont attend for whatever reason,and cant be got rid of,due to j.p.a.,so why cant we use their m.t.d.'s.all seems a little bone to me,but just have to live with it so far,until we have had annual camp(canada),then they will revue the situation.i'm an enabler,so i may not be able to wait that long,what will happen then?will they stop all trade training,watch out.
Maybe, but at the expense of doing a career(Instructors) course.
I'm only mananaging to do 9 days for SC07, despite ther being 58 days in total, with 47 per DS/GD/instructors being bugdeted for. Cynical little me thinks that maybe the organisers (7 Scots) may use the SC budget to their own benefit, then again if they're going through all the hassle of running it I don't blame them.
BTW they're are also desperate for help over the whole thing, anyone who can be of help for however long/short would, no doubt, be appreicated.
Funny thing, a NE Inf Btn is holding its annual camp some where in Scotland. During this it is running a recruit cadre. Nothing to do with the RTC although I believe we are sending a couple of bods to validate trg.