Having completed my first tour in the sandpit, with my POTL drawing to a close, the time has come for me to start thinking about returning to the TAC. I was away for six months, plus almost three months of training and two months of post tour leave.... Nearly a year and I understand that my regiment is changing, we are being restructured and rebaged. Fine, My local TAC has closed down, so I now must treble my commute time to get to company on a tuesday night, no transport is being laid on, thats o.k. for me, I can drive. I know of at least four from my old TAC who cannot. No one from the company has approached myself or others from the tour regarding career development, for example, are there any courses I can be put on or would like to be put on? In fact no one has approached myself or anyone from the tour at all! I had to phone in to find out if my MFO box had finally returned. I am also still unsure as to what my company is converting to with the restructuring, formaly a rifle company, but I have heard talk of it becoming Guns, or possibly Javelin. Also reading a forcast of training for the month just gone, training nights seem very low key. Thus I am not sure I want to return, harder to get there, nothing to look forwards to, no chances of courses anytime soon, is it going to be worth the hassle? So my questions... Has anyone else had similar experiences when returning to the TAC from tour? Is it normal for the TAC to be so quiet regarding career development post tour? Any (sensible/relavent) advice?