Joined the TA last year however I have not had the need as yet to ask my employer for time off. I have dropped a subtel hint that a may need time off in the future and is answer was 'your time is very important to me'. Bit of background - manage a department for a large company. I was thinking of taking my days allocated for holiday for camp however I need to go on other courses. or should I just get straight into the MD's office and lay my cards on the table saying I need these days off for my reserve commitment?