Right - I've pondered the impact of the Reserves Review, the ongoing demands for IRs, the confirmed intention to increase the number of TA mobilised from 1200 p.a. to 2000 p.a. from next year, the changes to basic training (TSC A and B), the RTCs, the absence of TA YOs etc etc etc bl**dy etc and I have come to the conclusion that the TA as was is no more. 'good' some might say - this is all about going to sandy places and then leaving. 'so?' some others might say - this is all about going to some sandy places and then staying on for a bit. 'and?' others might say - it's been on the cards for years and I don't want much of a civilian career anyway. 'thank God' a few will say - how else am I to get away from the wife/kids/crap job? 'not for me' some might say and quietly hang up their boots 'not yet/ever' the remainder will say - hoping to carry on adding value but not able to deploy which are you?