Apologies for this post, I'm sure it has been covered before but I can't locate it. Our Regular CO is really pissed (quite rightly) with poor projected attendance on some important events this month and next. My dilemma and I need to get my facts straight on this! The TA soldier is a volunteer and can still choose (even with cajoling/persuading/mentoring/guidance what 'he' wants to attend. A crafty TA soldier is a master at meeting the criteria for Bounty qualification that the CO sets out. The EU classify us as casual workers i.e 'fruit pickers' as 'we' the TA can choose the time and place of work. Ordering/ forcing attendance of course categorizes us as part time employees with rights to paid holiday and pension etc. The CoC I believe is wary of instances of this âââYou will turn upâââ. All in all not very retention positive.