Hot on the heels of the trumpeted annoucement of a 2* TA officer to "look after our interests" (congratualtions Sir, nice work if you can get it), there is an onimous truth hidden in the noise....... for those TA units whose TA chain of command includes Theatre Troops - you'll get 29 MTDs per man next year (and the one after that, and after that and, and ???) and that per man you actually hold so no spare for the Trg Major to doll out when he needs it - and all your FFR landrovers are about to be taken off you to help the Regular Army convert to BOWMAN. So - were part of one Army and a vitally important one at that - now its clear why - we are the QM's stores of the Armed forces, men, kit, money all here to be dipped into when you realize you are short. How will you spend your 29 days Your Grace ???