After a 12 month posting including a tour of Afghanistan I return to my TA unit to find it in the same drab, dull and last minute dot com way that I left it last Christmas. Since the loss of our previous (and the best) SSM just over 18 months ago our unit has just gone further and further down hill. Adventure training has been canceled for both the previous training years, any chance to go out on the piss results in everyone being gated in favor of a 'GAMES NIGHT', any ideas for outside activities to help increase attendance / enthusiasm / or for charity are quashed regardless of the fact that they dont interfere with the FOE. Dress is another point I wish to discuss; if lads can tip in wearing civvy bought boots and combat jackets when its cold (when working outside) on a parade night, why do I get pulled up for wearing my issue green jumper on top of my combat shirt (which I have seen officers doing I might add (I am aware they are a law unto them selves)), the very same jumper was fine whilst with my adopted unit during the early months of this year and looks much smarter than a combat jacket. Whats next no green floppy hats when in the field? I'd probably just get stared at if I shouted "NAKED BAR".........we're not allowed to have fun anymore!