http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1599542006 Is this Good or Bad for the British Army? On one hand i say its good, like it says in the report you get rid of those who see TA as a Drinking Club. This will make the TA a smaller but more professional force. Yet on the other hand you maybe losing some good guys that just dont want to fight in Iraq. But make excellent soldiers and are extremely beneficial to their unit. I am a reservist (not TA) and thankfully my contract states that i can only be called upon if Britain is under attack, or words to that effect. I would quite happily fight for the defence of my country but have no interest to carry out US foreign policy. I feel it is now time to bring back the Home service force (HSF), Each TA company has an HSF attached to it. Men in the HSF are only liable for Home defence. Obviously HSF would attract a lower rate of pay and bounty. By reinstating the HSF we would maintain a strong force in readiness should we ever need to call upon them for home defence or more likely in this day and age to assist the emergency services during terrorist attacks. We wouldn't even need to have seperate units ie. TA and HSF just allow everyone to serve as one but each individual on a differant contract. Soldiers could move between full TA and HSF contracts should there personal circumstances change. How does everyone else feel about this, Did anyone on here serve in HSF when it was around?