However, it would be nice to see something of the content even of the first one that missed the point given the effort that clearly the committee went too, or then again p'haps I'm being overly optimistic that the committee took anything on board from the comments that serving TA personnel made.
Yeah that was pretty close to what we were told, a very lengthy (hundreds of pages) report about further reports that the authors perceived necessary. Oddly I don't think that any consultants were potentially employed to write said report about reports but clearly most of the committee were thinking long term about their careers!
Anyway, apparently they were by a rather high ranking officer to go away and come back with what he'd originally asked for. A rather spectacular example of not correctly interpreting your 1UP's intent...
I rather thought that reports were intended to do the opposite i.e. save money!
Can't really see in the current climate that the Treasury will want to permit MOD to spend regardless of the
fact that Telic/Herrick have effectively backrupted MOD. And given where the TA comes in the pecking order in terms of kit and estate provision...
Given the publicity and the expectations, it's going to be pretty crucial that some of the recommedations are delivered.
The TA mojo isn't exactly flowing in excessive quanties at present given equipment state, specified taskings, and the delight of JPA & SJARS etc. From Pte to CO, I think that all TA personnel need a bit of a boost particularly after the fisaco of TA100.
True, but not all reports go to the length of canvassing the Reserves (or whatever segment of the forces under discussion) particularly when the subject of finance and deliverables is a touchy one. Given, that the TA (and I assume RAF and Navy Reserves) were asked rank regardless, for their opinion then one would hope that something might actually be delivered. Or am I being rather naive?
Yup thanks for pointing that out, I'll go take my medication, it's clearly not having an effect...
I know several people in my unit that spoke their mind and the management certainly told the troops that they had a chance to comment and on that basis I think many did; not just in my unit but others across the Bde judging by feedback from our study period earlier this year. However I hold my breath all the same.