I know of a girl who did her CMS(R) TA, failed the BFT, CFT and weapons test 4 times, despite her section dedicating hours each night taking her through it. On the final Ex forgot to bring her weapon and webbing for night stag, and couldn't find her way back to her basher despite help and ended up sleeping in the stag hole. She couldn't carry a full bergen on her own. She still passed. I don't mean to dis the process, she was an absolute exception who was carried all the way by her section who were generally of a very high standard. CoC's response when this was revealed? "Well, she's her Unit's problem now, and if we pass her they can't send her back to us." Much discussion followed the incident within the coy. The section couldn't work out whether they did the right thing by helping her or not. The worst thing is she left the place completely unaware of the nature and degree of her incompetence. I'd hate to think that talking about this in any way damages the cause, and I know there's no such thing as true anonymity on here but even months on, every time I think back to this I get incensed. It makes a joke of the stigma the TA (and women in the forces) are trying to dispel. Lord knows what would happen if she was ever deployed anywhere. I doubt she could find the airport without help. It made me thoroughly ashamed to be a part of the organisation. Please, tell me this is not common in the TA?!