My thought and experience is that the TA would be better run if the TA ran it and not regular soldiers as regulars dont understand us. For example: 1. Regular RSM/CO/QM etc tasking a TA soldier at short notice mid week etc, and being stunned when the answer is 'Oh I'm at work next Tuesday Sir' 2.Why dont you pass your PFT ? Oh I go to the gym in my own time pay for gym memebership myself etc, as oppossed to the Regular soldier who has PT rostered into his working week and and free gym facilities on the base. I know a reg socially he hasnt done a full set of MATTS for 7 years ! 3. On recent training weekend a Reg soldier said 'your just here this weekend earning lots of money'. What I can earn in 4 drill nights and one weekend I can earn in 8 hours on a Saturday Regulars dont understand us, and I accept I may not understand them. Does anyone else have similar experiences ?