I spent happy years in the Senior platoon of my Regiment, doing the 81mm thing. It struck me that we spent a good deal of time on courses and had an experienced team, so I've been working out the quals we had, and wondering how it stood in comparison to other ( TA ) mortar platoons. Here goes. Platoon Commander Ex-Reg, last incumbent did not complete his course prior to us folding. 2i/c 2i/cs course. B and A MFC. Section Commander. CPO. A and B quals ( IIRC. ) Junior and Senior Brecon, RMQ 1-3. A MFC B and A MFC. Took CPOs course ( failed, the loon ). Junior Brecon, B3 Assault Pioneer. RMQ 1-3. B MFC. B and A MFC. Junior Brecon Section Commander Section Commander. CPO. B MFC. RMQ 1-5, SAA. Junior and Senior Brecon. CPO CPO, B MFC, Junior and Senior Brecon. FIBUA Instructor. ACPO CPO, B MFC, Junior Brecon. No. 1 det commander CPO ( FCA ) No. 2 det commander CPO ( FCA ), Junior Brecon. 16 stone of Angry Gardener, not the sharpest pencil but one of the biggest. No. 3 det commander I forget. We also worked out that our average service exceeded 12 years. Hurrah for us.