Hi all, looking at possibly joining TA this September (chill herbs, no bone recruitment question coming) and it just got me thinking about how I've always seen the TA portrayed. I've heard all the ussual slagging lines that pop out (STAB, weekend warriors e.c.t.) from civvies and some crabs. The last time I checked the TAs over 35,000 strong, trained to work with regulars. I work with the crab reserve so I know there's banter and there's "banter", so I'm guessing I shouldn't read into the snake pit that is ARRSE to much. I guess what I'm getting at is: has the world grown up yet or do you guys still experience knobbers today (in and out of HM forces) who give you grief about being "part timers" despite being mobilised, working in sandy places?