As part of FAS 36 Sig Regt is scheduled to lose one Sqn, the identity of another, gain one from miles away but more importantly the probable loss to the TA of over 100 trained, motivated soldiers, some of whom have already been on Op TELIC & OCULUS. These individuals who live in and around the London area and cannot in reality train in the chosen locations of Colchester & Cambridge, which are over 50 miles away. Although other units will be found for those officers and soldiers, the catastrophic loss to the Regt of the skill factor will take years to rebuild. All of this can be changed around by closing the one TAC that is most difficult to get to (Southend) and keep the one that is to close (Grays). The retention of Grays TAC would allow the 100 or so based at Grays & Ilford to continue to train with the Regt thereby ensuring that the operational ability to deploy remains. This so obvious option apparently will not happen, as I understand it, the TAC at Grays has already been sold off to allow the building of a Car Park! Clearly, as FAS has yet to be implemented how come plans for the Car Park have been lodged with the local Town planners? Is this the RFCA tail wagging the Dog?