Following last years pronouncements about MTDs a bcertain TA Regiment has gone ridiculously in the other direction. Most of the soldiers have got the next 5 weekends with mil trg. This includes from next week 4 weekends of a trade training course. This is a clear example of a timetable drawn up by Regular soldiers with no thought for their TA soldiers. Many will have already booked commitments on what, until the new year, would have been free weekends. Also many soldiers simply cannot attend that many weekends on the bounce because they HAVE to work some weekends, swapping shifts etc to make room for TA. Noteithstanding the fact that many will simply not want to work 42 days without a day off. This is, perhaps, the worse single piece of non-retention policy I have ever seen.