Just completed first weekend of new syllabus and can I say if this is the future of TA infantry training particularly then so much for the better from my perspective. A few lessons on Sat morning followed by a fairly intense FTX at company level based on operational scenarios. Platoon attach in afternoon followed by recce patrols in evening. Everything is bang up to date with traces and patrol reports to be completed, then to conduct routine within the fob. Orders the following morning for a platoon attack. Despite the freezing cold and rain It was fairly challenging as it dusted aside a few cobwebs on drills, orders, and procedures, and showed the importance of having rehearsals. These lessons were learnt and carried over onto the next day and also for future exercises. Those people that did not attend may be "shocked" by the admin burden and the inability to cuff it, as now commanders are fully accountable. This also has the benefit of maintaining retention within the unit, and for those that do not like infantry soldiering will hopefully drift off to do something else. The success also depends on the ability to have a formed coy each weekend but going forward roll on the next one.