Just had the JPA training all day yesterday wasnt too bad as there was only 3 powerpoint related suicides. One of the sections that I did pay attention for was the expenses and how to claim the 1771's for milage when using your own car to travel when there is no transport, which in being a member of the reserve forces does happen. We went through the package and at the end we were reminded that you can only use your own car and be able to claim a 1771 (not sure what the new form is called) if you have occasional buisness use as part of you insurance which is fine as it was to ensure you were covered up to Â£10million incase of an accident while you were driving. Driving home I had a thought, since you get your travel paid for while driving to and from the TA center (Home-to-Duty) which I drive to, how come I dont require occasional buisness use to do that yet if I was to drive to a different location and then submit a 1771/claim then it wouldnt get paid as I dont have the occasional buisness use on my insurance. I.e one of our blokes stays half way between Edinburgh and Glasgow and parades in Edinburgh and gets his home to duty paid for the distance from his home that he drives. Yet if he was to travel the same distance but parade in Glasgow and submit a 1771 for that one of journey he wouldnt be able to claim. The obvious answer is to get the occasional buisness insurance but you can onnly get it with fully comp (It wasnt till I was over 21 that I got fully comp as its fecking expensive) and costs an extra Â£20-30 depending on company but if you only do 1 1771 a year then it may not be worth it. Scots copied to TA forum.