After a rather interesting discusion on another thread "The Fourth Will Rise Again...RGJ leaving Londons and RRV" and the kind sugestion from Mr McKay. A question are raise is TA relvelent to modern British defence? as Everyone aware, The TA have been thought a lot of change thoughtout the 100 years of it existence. It is an organisation formed to deal with a major war in Europe when it first start, and it see thought the very kinds of conflict it suppose to deal with Twice in the 20th Century and was the maintain that role thoughtout the Cold War. Since the Cold war, we have been though the SDR, option for change, CCRF and latest use as gap plugging for the regular Army. Which is an expensive options for the government when it done on a regular bases. In the same time a lot of units are facing possible disbandment, manning crisis and low turn-out and recuits diffcultity. And above all what is TA suppose to be after the forcoming cut?Is the current structure which at least in infantry more suit for a mass mobilsation and to fight the world war 3 actually providing the "goods" for the taxpayer?