What, in your opinion, is their role then?
Let's face it, if they wanted to serve abroad, and serve under the same conditions and time as a regular they would have joined the regular fcuking army, and not the TA.
then it's down to the TA commanders to sort it out for their blokes.
So please dont post statements that slate people like me who have possibly been on more tours than you and served more time than you. People chose the TA as a sideline. I agree some aren't worth their bounty but others put the Regulars to shame like you- if you are in fact a regular Soldier.
Be you regular or TA you still deserve respect for wearing a uniform in whatever circumstances- and your opinion is borne out of ignorants and a pre concieved ideas. You dont even grasp the role of the TA.
Lastly, you haven't served as a regular and I would say your only experience is with TA.
Next time read the posts.
I read your post and your signature block which states you were maybe in the REME as an Armourer, so your numerous tours statement leaves me slightly bewildered