Having a bit of a "pissing contest" with those stalwarts of the Corps who reside in certain Med Bde somewhere up North. Basically it boils down to the "utility" (don't you just love that word - seems to crop up everywhere) of the TA on Ops and whether a TA professional and his Regular counterpart are totally interchangeable? I have my own opinion, it's "horses for courses", in some cases it works e.g. in most clinical areas, and in others it ain't ever gonna work, nor should it be attempted. You can't compare years of experience in uniform with a comparably professional qualified TA guy, whose service experience consists of annual camps, a couple of courses and the odd attachment. It will end in tears and it ain't fair on the TA guy, or the system. Anyway thatâs my view, any others?