The Tories have suggested, amongst other things, the need for a Crisis Force to deal with things such as flooding, terror attacks etc. My thought are; The TA are short and have trouble dealing with the current level of deployments. The Army are busy all over the place and have little spare capacity. Would it be practical to have a sub-TA for much like the old home defence battalions who would be less militray focused in their training and more engineering/logistics focused? The staffing for this could be raised with limited commitments from ex services people who cannot do "Normal TA" because of age, family commitments or minor injury.