I'm a National TA chap with a 19-day per annum committment. I have just been asked to send in my uniform sizes for the new FAD Dress uniform, some sort of fangled new No2 Dress. I'm wondering why in this age of austerity, somebody should want to spend money on an outfit that I may never wear, other than in the QM's store when I try it on for size. In my last 3 years of regular service I only wore No2 dress on Rememberance Day and when I sat on a Court Martial. It seems to me that in an age when every home-coming or medal parade is done wearing CS95 (green, sandy or MTP) that it's a bit daft to spend money on this. Unless there is an alterior motive... Are we being issued this so that when we have the final TA Disbandment parade next year, we can march off the Establishment in a nice new suit?