Its generally every other weekend, depending on unit and a 15 day training camp or a course in lieu. You don't have to attend every weekend if you can't make it. They do have what used to be called 'stared' weekend's when they want everyone who can to attend. To be paid your annual tax free bounty you have to have completed a 15 day camp or course and a minimun number of weekends.That’s good advice thanks! I’m going to start looking into what reserves training is like and if I’ll need to spend long periods away from my son for training of if it can be broken down into chunks, I don’t feel like I’m being crushed by persistent a persistent ‘what if’ now though!