never been fed on a drill night unless its left over curry from the old boys after knock off.
Back to the thread its hardly suprising when you consider this, it takes a year to get a bloke from initial enquiry to the end of this phase one, then in my trade he has to learn to drive and service a wagon up to B3 standard and pass all his MATTS before he can be considered for deployment. Time scale from initial enquiry to this point 24 months if he's lucky, most people only last 4 year in the TA and leave, thus starting the whole process again.
Better retention policy is whats needed. More carrot and less stick
We can get it at the end of the night in the mess, the RSM takes orders during parade. My OTC is frontline ready, because if we're the frontline then no amount of training is going to stop us being steamrollered...