The vast majority of instructors at I have spoken to RTCs absolutuely love the job. They have troops to command every weekend and have a real sense of achievement as trainees progress. Given this , why are there so many vacancies in RTCs? Do units think that personnel are displaying a lack of loyalty by going to the RTC. Or Do units think that I am not going to see any benefit in my tenure so why should I send my best people? I.e. OC sub unit is only there for 2 years. I know the Territorial Army does what it says on the tin but national TA travel from one end of the country to the other to train, so distance to the RTC can't be a show stopper can it? Do the vacancies get down to sub unit level or get chucked in the Adjts bin? Do they get chucked in the PSAOs bin if they do get down to sub unit level? Is there some sort of trepidation in going to the RTC as an instructor because people think they are being put out to grass like the old BTTs, or perhaps what is required is not well known? Any ideas?