they train hard have a job equal to the regulars and in fact had men up front in iraq with the regular recce battalions. subsiquently they have had men deployed on all telics upto date and still they are calling the guys from the qoy up. i myslef am in c sqn qoy after a lenghty regular service and think that they are an excellent t.a. unit. the job they do is very underestimated and at the end of the day the qoy are being taught by the regulars so if the t.a. are so shit like everybody has the opinion of, then i think they should look at the regular psi's who are being posted to these batallions and ask why? i have indeed tried other units like 4 para whos nco's are not intrested in teaching on their pcoy course just telling war stories and how good they are at fieldcraft and shooting and what medals and stuff like that they have won. i must admit i used to be one of the regulars that used to miscry the t.a. as "stabs" but boy did my opinion change when i joined the t.a.