...your TA recruitment ads are sh1te. Either that, or the people you are now recruiting aren't the people I knew (and know) in the TA. Just seen the new officer ad (starring a dashing young sapper officer) on MTV (MTV!). 1. The cast of Hollyoaks are not in the TA. Trust me. 2. FFS we all know that TA personnel are going on a TELIC tour. Why oh why oh why do you insist on showing guys on ops in temperate "green" DPM all the time? Develop some balls, your focus groups aren't going to admit any support for Iraq in that situation. 3. Why do poor old female officers always get cast as curt, clipped she-robots? The one doing the briefing is out of central casting. All she needed was some shoulder pads. 4. "MORE PEPPER!" Not impressed. An honest, open ad campaign with maybe a bit of the humour that makes the British army the best in the world might do wonders for recruiting, not this masterclass in cliche and deception (although I realise that cliche and deception are meat and drink to admen). Where's Abacus? Can you sort some of these advertising tossers out or what? V!