Speaking to one of my Recruit Instructor chums, it seems that future TA Potential Officers (TAPOs ) wil go into the "standard" recruit training, and then straight to the factory for commissioning thereafter - ie no requirement to serve a year or or so to see how the real (ish ) world works. Thats one issue, but I gather that the Instructors will be told to treat them in a different manner than they would treat the "normal" recruits... The example given was, for an ordinary bloke who gets things wrong, they might get an on-the-spot series of pressups. For TAPOs, they might still get pressups, but will have an explanation as to why, prior to heaving ho. In other words, be gentle with them, they are special and fragile. I have an opinion on this , but what does the Forum think?