Just received a message from CoC stating that certain weekends this year are mandatory for all personnel. Those personnel who do not attend said weekends will not receive their bounty next year! Personnel who cannot attend these weekends must write a letter to the CO stating valid reasons for non attendance. Can somebody please correct me if i am wrong for thinking that the TA was run on a voluntary basis, and as long as MATTS were passed, annual camp completed and enough training days put in, that is enough for Bounty qualification? I am not bothered about going away on these weekends, just a bit miffed at being told they are mandatory, and curious about the legality of such a statement? Having just returned from a tour, i am not particularly keen on telling my employer that i need yet more time off, only 3 or 4 days after having returned to work!