So, NOWAH, but out of interest, who does FTRS attract and for what posts? Reading the Regimental Operations Support Officer thread the OP is looking at doing a job for upto a year but potentially less than that. Now, whilst the issues surrounding mobilization and it's knock on effects for your day job have been done to death, presumably FTRS appeals to those either unemployed or in very transient employment or is there something I totally miss, like a part time component to it? I presume this is very much on a case by case basis but unless there is something you *really* want to do, then the issues must be the same as with mobilization (which I presume it must be a type of). I mean no offence to people on FTRS and I'm not suggesting you're all wasters but in a certain personal circumstances, I just don't get it and to the extent that the common case would surely be that it's extremely disruptive for most people. There are presumably crossover benefits to day jobs depending on the post which I don't fully appreciate too.