OK for those of you who don't know the TA will be 100 years young in the near future. So the question is how do you think it should be celebrated? Should it be celebrated at all? or left to pass into the annuals of history without even a pop of smoke? I know that there may be plans for the TA to take the lead for the Festival of Remembrance. But should there be more UK wide with Unit Parades or Freedom Marches and something bigger than National TA Day (having said that TA day went from something big to bugger all in 3 years). Your thoughts? Cheers A Short History Lesson The Territorial Force was originally formed by the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane, following the enactment of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907, (& Edw.7, c.9) which combined and re-organised the old Volunteer Army with the remaining units of militia and yeomanry. The TF was formed on April 1, 1908 and contained 14 infantry divisions, and 14 mounted yeomanry brigades. The individual units that made up each division or brigade were administered by County Associations, with the county's lord lieutenant as president. The use of the word territorial signified that the volunteers who served with the force were under no obligation to serve overseas in 1910, when asked to nominate for Imperial Service overseas in the event of mobilisation, less than 10% of the Force chose to do so. In August 1914, after the outbreak of World War I, Territorial units were given the option of serving in France and by August 25 in excess of 70 battalions had volunteered. This question over the availability of Territorial divisions for overseas service was one of Lord Kitchener's motivations for raising the New Army separately. Who says history does not repeat itself??