I looked at the training plan at our tac last night and noticed we have little training planned for the new training year. i asked the relevant headshed types who all gave similar answers that too much was spent last year and mtds are cut back to a minimum, also found that adv tng is likely to be cancelled to make way for other activities. i am all for bringing in line the ta with the regular army but as the need for fitness levels to increase as does peoples ages, but not their attitudes towards change. i hear only too often about what training was like in years gone by but as a sign of the changing world surly training should be stepped up to be in-line also (i'm sure this would be the case in the regular army and in the civilian work place). people seem to be loosing interest everywhere i look, even leaving! now whether this is due to lack of interest, too many 'admin' weekends, matts / bounty related to fitness, or just coming of age i am not sure. my point being i love the ta and the friends (i'm not or out!) and opportunities being 'in' has given me, but if every bodies hands seem to be tied and they say they are doing all they can what can we little fish do? if it is down to the wrong guy in certain job how can he be shifted? recruiting seems to have changed since i joined 6 years ago, but we dont have chance to pick and choose as numbers are low!