I often wonder how quickly it will take a rumour to come back to me, once started, so here'sa starter for ten. I hear new the new system for being issued kit in the TA will be on a PAYD style scheme. New recruits will be issued a swipe card that al their kit will be registered on. Their wages will be automatically docked by the system and held as insurance until kit is returned. All kit will be exchanged once a year and the whole system will be outsourced to a civvy contractor.