https://www.armynet.mod.uk/club/navigate2.php?pageID=88217 link on armynet above. Nothing new but nice to hear it from the horses' mouths. To summarise: - Increased element of compulsion to attend training. Good, but will be backed up with an increased "carrot"? - Some wibble about employers, nothing conclusive. - Make it easier to change from reg to reserve without taking a hit in entitlements. Good, but what about the other way round? (expanded on below) - The usual guff about stabs adding value through "life experience" but when giving an example of how civie qualifications can add value on Ops, D Com used the example of an RAF Aux geologist. Thanks for that Sir! It's not like there are any TA professionals who use their quals in uniform is it? way to big up your blokes! On that note, no mention of integrating those who may be able to spare a few years for full time service - the psychologist who fancies 5 years at 15 POG, the ex copper who fancies being a full-time monkey, techy IT bods or simply those who have become specialists in trades where reg soldiers can't stay for extended periods without a carrear foul. I don't believe that FTRS is fit for purpose in these contexts. In short encouraging and depressing in equal measure.