Looking for the inevitable press release, but listened to an article on Radio 1's 8am news referring to a 6,000 shortage of TA soldiers, and the knock on effect to operations. Some senior bod then went on to say how there was not a problem. Not quite sure wwhat the exact numbers are, but if any ARRSE'r heard the item or knows of a link, please post it. As a bit of history lesson for journos reading in, this might give a useful insight. Government 'should re-think cuts to territorials' - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/168426.stm although an old item, the writing seemed to be on the wall. Does the shortfall in TA impact on Ops?