Not sure whether to put this in the TA Forum or the REME one. However: Just spoke to Bordon to confirm a rumour I've heard regarding Class 1 courses for REME TA. They've put the minimum period that you must serve as a class 2 (before you can go on your class 1) up from 2 years to four years. They also used to let you go on the course if you had served less than the 2 years as long as they had spaces. This has been changed to be "you must serve four years with no exceptions". A little background on Armourer courses: They run one a year. This is often cancelled. Last years Class 1 (under the old rules) was one that they cancelled. They've just sent out a note informing that there are spaces on the upcoming class 1, or that will be cancelled too. What is the impact of this and why am I so miffed? Well because it's holding my 'career' (term used loosely as we're in the TA forum) up. My unit don't want to promote non-class 1s and there is the knock on impact of progressing onto tiffy training. To be honest, it's starting to get on my tits. They've also just trawled for 4 TA Class 1 Armourers for Herrick. How do they expect to get such people if they make up barking rules and cancel courses? The existing skill face is bad enough, but under these rules there could be a gap of 6 years (minimum) in seeing some weapon systems (sniper rifle for example). Anyone else suffering from this type of stupidity or have any solutions (short of going on a killing spree) for the above?