I and a few others mobilised during the current training year have recently found out that we won't be getting our bounty as we won't have done enough MTDs to qualify as we demob after the end of the training year. Time with the regulars only counts as a camp so we haven't done enough MTDs. Has anyone out there had a similar experience, and are there any hints for how to resolve it ? The unit is sticking rigidly to the letter of TA regs - which is fine - but is refusing to take the matter up the chain of command - which is not IMHO. Attempts to point out to the hierarchy that the regs were not written with current circumstances and that refusing someone a bounty on the grounds that they have not done enough training because they have been doing the job for real tend to end in a statement along the lines that "I'm an officer, you are not, the regs say what they say so go away". I am bitter and twisted over this, and am not alone, so your comments and advice are welcome.