A paper is doing the rounds at present that says the TA does not need RAO(V)s anymore, along with all the WO1s and WO2s. Gut feeling is the paper will become policy. It argues that there is no deployable role for Officers and Warrant Officers and the jobs we do is now being undertaken by the BTWOs. The paper does not discuss what will happen to all those who are in post or any dates. If any RAO(V) reading this has not had sight of this paper ping you RAO or S02. If no concrete arguments are put forward we are a dead breed. Quite how the powers that be can think that is is acceptable for a Corps that exists in the TA not to have any officers! CVHQ does not escape the chop either. On the off chance that Comd DSPS(A) reads this, dont expect a Christmas card this year.