Following discussions about the US National Guard, I was wondering if TA personnel would be prepared to be mandated or contracted to work say 10 weekends a year (effectively one weekend per month with Christmas and summer off), and if you believe this would improve the quality of training and hence retention, and utility of the unit and TA as a whole. If your whole company or squadron was training would it allow more exiciting, testing, and dare I say it, planned, activity to take place. Would you be preparred to committ to more or less weekend than this or not at all? Would you be prepared to comitt to such a scheme for the benefit to you of more free weekends at home and better training when you are in? Let's hear what YOU think.