An odd topic and not my favourite by far but this has interested me recently. How many fire units are in a TA GBAD Regt? Now in my day...sand bag time...each TA Regt had 36 Wpn Platforms and was therefore equivqlent to a Regular Bty. SP and LML aside I know hear they have roughly the same as a Regular Troop....is this true? So if a troopy begins life as a 2Lt and may make it to Capt before they post him/her to some desk, why are we paying a Lt Col to do the same job but only on a Tuesday night and the odd weekend in 4? Is this further proof that GBAD isn't dying..it's dead. Watch out 47 and 12 you're heading the way of 16. Oh and 16 do you like blue?