Just read this cracker in the TA basing paper, pretty much sums up how badly managed REME TA is, or they are shit frightened to tell the truth about manning. 6. Manning. Manning levels across the TA are open to relatively wide interpretation; Against a liability of 2547, differing interpretations of manning data suggest that there are between 1400 and 1900 active personnel in REME TA. WTF - they can't account for 500 men!