I've been in the T.A for a year now and soon I'm off on Telic. The one thing worrying me is the lack of FIBUA training. Infantry training, or at least the T.A side of it, seems to be locked in the Cold War mind set of open warfare in central Europe. The vast majority of operational tours the British Army has been involved with since 1990 have been in FIBUA enviroments, it seems incredible that the training doctrine has not been updated to match the requirements of troops in the field. I realise that as the army owns large tracts of sub-standard land throughout the U.K that is where we do our training, why can't more FIBUA training be conducted on such land instead of woodland harbour routine and treking across the Brecon Beacons? Don't get me wrong I realise that such training is still a necessity, I'm questioning its dominance in training doctrine when fighting in a FIBUA enviroment and Peacekeeping roles have far greater relevance to the soldier on the ground. I've asked around a few soldiers of varying ranks and though they generally agree I've never had it adequately explained, is it due to ossification at the top levels of the MOD or simply a matter FIBUA being rather expensive training?