I don't understand how TA training works. I notice some units seem to do 2, 3, 5 7 or 8 weekends before you do a two week course. Is there a rule? Also, I notice that TA infantry and Engineers seem to do 8 weekends and then go straight to trade training (CEC or CIC). I've just done a two weekend TAFS course with the AMS and I get to go to either Pirbright or Lichfield for the Rec Cse, those before me went to some place calle Strensall. Why do some units train in the ATRs and other don't. And what exactly has TAFs changed, I was the one of the first reruits to have to do this with my unit. Is TAFs the two weekends of drill and powerpoint or does it vary in length from unit to unit. Is there any method to this madness?