The TA has mobilised hundreds of soldiers and many officers onto recent operations. There has been no outcry against the standard of work provided, indeed it is often highly praised (while recognising there are poorer soldiers in the TA and regular army). The proof of one Army. or is it? Recently there have been a number of incidents that make it clear that a large part of the regimental hierarchy has an active distaste for the reservist gunners. One particular incident has caused this rant but the person involved would be easily identifiable and might suffer, so I will give some other examples. - At the last regimental interest day at RMAS one first term former TA gunner was told that the TA ra 'isn't the same thing as the real gunners' - Officers with Div cmdrs commendations from TELIC are blocked from transferring their commissions, despite glowing reports and the oppropriate amouts of FTRS and operational service (does this mean that they can be trusted in war fighting, but not training and admin?.) - TA field officer can no longer expect any real hope of commanding their regiments (one field officer who has spent many years on ftrs in rank and commanded all the batteries of his regiment has been turned down twice. ) So, has anyone else experienced this? Do the regular element think we are pointless? Before the humourous answers come in, can they also explain away the 7 TA regiments that are maintained, or the money invested. I am immensely proud to be a gunner, and I am getting rather depressed at being quite so p##sed off at my regiment.