Around 5 years ago I attended a short course at the Land Warfare School entitled the 'Manouevre Support Coy Commanders' Course'. In actual fact there was very little practical application but there was a great deal of regurgitation of 2010 doctrine. Cut out all of the Euro Corps 'this' and promises of new kit 'that', and the main thrust was that BG Tac and Main would be no more and that there would be a true step-up org of 'A' HQ and 'B' HQ. Even to my stabtastic Captain's mind at the time (i.e. perhaps not over-educated in the finer points of warfare, although being a STAB, embarrassingly keen and willing to learn), it struck me as remarkably naive in many ways, not least that full capability of each segment rested on the ability of RE and RA (at least) to supply 2x BGEs, 2 x BCs.. ("right BC's ack..Sgt..., erm, whoever you are, 'A's been hosed down by some airline pilot in a National Guard A10, you're the man - I want your OS concept of ops for this attack option 3, and, tell me, what else can we do about NA13 and the left of KA1, if we stay in defence......... hello? hello? where's he gone, he was just there......") I did mention that and there was a deathly hush as the SO1 paused and worked his lips and then eventually said 'yes, obviously, there are things to be worked out still'. So - cutting to the chase - is it optimistic doctrinal bollox, or not? I left TA relatively recently after a succession of JDSCs, CATACs, camps and Telic caused Mrs Stabtastic to forecast dire consequences on the Stabtastic family's future - so I confess I've not kept up with the times.