Just to get a thread going - Today's Telegraph has letters from the AMS (TA and Reg) on TELIC complaining about being misused. In my Unit, I was contacted by 2 of our mobilised troops, who complained bitterly that the Units (LADs) that they had served with / bonded with for the past 3 months were going home, but that they, as individuals, were being re-deployed to other LADs. The reason seems to be in order to get the last 'pound of flesh' from a 6-month mobilisation period. This raises several questions about the future of the TA. The first one being retention - those 2 guys will leave the TA on their return - no doubt about it. Without their having been b***ered about like this they would have come back full of good stories, and be the SNCOs of the future. As it is, I've lost 'em. Secondly, it shows a blatant picking on TA, in order to help ease the overstretch plight of regular LADs. Nothing wrong with that , in the short term, but it will kill the TA, and who knows when we'll be needed again. Finally, I've heard rumours that TA personnel should now plan on one deployment every 3 to 4 years. that will mean no sensible employer will want them - I bloody wouldn't Discuss?