A couple of points have just surfaced about this one that you may or may not know or give a damn about but this is an all-informed-net so here goes: 1. The three week course is open to the TA. Ask your TM to bid for it if you have the time. A proto-whaa?. 2. If you have to pull out at the last minute because the milion pound deal you have nursed through is going belly up then tell them why. I know that this is really nowt of their business but to them they just see this as the TA unable to sort themselves out rather than a pressing contact from the real world. 3. Be familiar with the component parts of the Armoured Inf BG, their effects (all in MK 1) and blow an concentrated evening on the IPB and the 7Q (again a fairly good example in MK 1). The rest will mostly sort itself out once you arrive. 4. and bring some coloured pens (good grief I can't believe I've had to say that but the lack of basic staff kit that's been displayed on the course is shite and yes it should be supplied but you should bring some of your own, probably). 5. There's no trg planned on the second week end - may I recommend Bath or Bristol rather than the delights of anything nearer. Incidentally, the quality of TA blokes who've been through have been good and one or two always make it into the best in their syndicates - and bear in mind some of the regulars have done absolutely nadda since bowling up those steps (stagged on in Chelsea or members of the AGC). Those who've just finished anything further to add?