This probably flies in the face of current thinking. But does anyone think it would be a good idea to disband the TA altogether? The regular army and most of the general public (the ones who think of us as a "Dads Army" type thing) seem to doubt our ability, so what is the real point in having us? I have just filled in an application for a job, in the hobbies bit I listed among other things "TA". In the "Previous Employment" section I listed being mobilised for three out of the last four years. This will no doubt be the kiss of death for this application, even though I have years of experience in the type of work I am applying for. Suppose my question is... Should I lie on application forms for full time employment? Leave the TA and concentrate on civilian employment? I should add as well, I am not in favour of the current cuts to the regular army and increasing the reserves. Its a dodgy plan and at some point will bite us as a nation, in the arse!!