A mate of mine works for ABRO where they have two levels of leave entitlement. The upper level is for those with at least three years military or civil service. When he started with them he was given the upper level, but this has recently been taken away leaving him unable to do annual camp as he all of a sudden has no leave left. The reason given is that TA service does not count. This guy is a SNCO, he's been in twelve years including a tour to Iraq. Does that really count for nothing? What really grips him is that someone who's worked the bins for Purbeck District Council for three years automatically qualifies, yet apparently he doesn't. Can anyone shed some light on this? One army my arrse!