Closer alignment of the TA is a key element of FAS, including, wherever possible, integration of Regular and TA infantry battalions in the new large Regimental structure. Achieving this adjustment will require some re-balancing and re-roling of units to ensure that the TA has the necessary capabilities and capacity to reinforce the Regular Army on enduring operations above medium scale where the Regular Armys tour intervals are reduced below the 24-month norm (the situation now). In the process, the TA will remain broadly the same size as it is today but will take on some new or expanded roles in such areas as ISTAR (including UAV operators), helicopter support teams and linguists.
Does that mean the WFR coys in the East Of England Regt (Queens Div) has to move to
West Midland or Kings& Cheshire Regt (both Prince of Wales Div). With RRF Coys going the other way.
What about the London Regt (Queens Div) they may need to loose the RGJ elements (2nd London Bn I noticed on hear recently -- London Rifles Regt perhaps.
But Helicopter Support teams ...... I can see another transfer on the way