Disclaimer: before anyone gets their back up and starts ranting and raving - read this and think it through. I'm not trying to cause arguments, but rather trying to get a point across: From another thread: On reading that, I think a lot of that is pure BS Yet another muppet ARAB who doesn't understand that without the TA (the modern TA - not the drinking clubs) that the army wouldn't have the man power or logistics to cope. It also angers me because believe it or not, TA soldiers have actually died on operation and this is the respect they get? Link 1 Link 2 Want more? Just use search services like this and you're sure to find a few. People who remember the dead and slate the TA in one breath are nothing but mere hypocrites. As for other stuff - I see loads of skaters (i.e. for the oldies: people who skateboard) around Britain, the US, etc who wear urban camo as fashion... are they all walts? Strippers (yeah believe it or not!) They wear fake uniforms - walts? Airsoft/Paintballing - I've done this once with my college as an "end of course function." Nothing serious, just a fcuk about - a bit of fun. That waltish? Because if it is, I suggest you get your head checked. I truly think this term "Walt" is used far too liberally. Yes, there are people out there who are complete fcuktards who wear all different uniforms and medals they bought off the internet, but it's going too far. I respect the regular forces and the job they do, but to keep slating everyone who has the slightest military intererst is childish and pathetic. I mean honestly - what next? OMFG! WALT! What a little f*ggot, his dad must be a TA officer! Give me a fcuking break... I'm all for banter - but before you label someone a Walt, think. Is this person truly a fcuktard trying to be something they're not, or are they just trying to do their bit? Are they just interested in military gadgets? Are they just interested in what you do? Before I joined the TA I had huge respect for the regulars - and even, at one point, nearly joined them. However, I decided to stay on at college and join up as a reservist. No - I'm not "hardcore" as some regulars pointed out on a college trip. I've never made out I am. I just wanted to help out the regs... however, since being in the TA I've lost a lot of respect for regs because of all the BS they feed. Perhaps, just maybe, it's you lot that are acting like muppets, not us? Yes, I am a STAB. Yes, I am a Royalist who's proud of crown and country. And yes, I'm not as "hardcore" as a regular soldier... Doesn't mean I'm a medal collecting, e-walting, fcuktard who wears #2s to family functions.