As a Territorial I would say that the Regs should be better. If they are not then there is something wrong.
A long time ago a Regular Brigadier said in a speech that the differance between the two was that the TA did something until they got it right, whilst the Regulars did something until they didn't get it wrong.
I agree some stabs are dead keen and switched on and some are a waist off space.I spent a few years as an RCT Stab then transfered to the regs, I have to say some of the guys in my troop wouldn't have lasted two minutes in the TA.[/quote]
There are several issues to sort here. Yes the Reg Army should be better at the day to day Army stuff. The TA should be better at adapting to what is expected of them. The Trg time that th Regs get is obviously greater as TA have a min req to do in a callender year.
This is stunning stuff huh!
The Reg's should understand one thing, when TA bods are mobilised they are moving form what they do every day. They trg every day for this, they studdy for it and practice it.
That is waht the Reg's do with the Army stuff.
Could the average Reg adapt in the time they would get, if mobilised to the wonderful world of Civvi.
Maybe maybe not!!
I have seen both sides of the coin, there are many TA soldiers who I would go any where with and plenty who I would not.
The funny thing is that the Regs are the SAME.
You can't compare the two, they have to be put into seperate areas and assesed on what either can or cant do to achieve the main effort and Msn.