I've always been dissapointed with the flow of recriuts from the cadet forces into the TA. The Regular Army does very well but in my experience the TA does not. I recently asked a gathering of (40 or so) ACF instructors. They agread that whilst they where aware of many of thier Cadets going of to regular careers they were hard pushed to think of more than 1 or 2 who had gone into the TA. The reasons suggested were firstly the poor quality of TA soldiers who go on weekends and camps with the ACF. GD wallahs and drivers who spend thier time boozing and monging about and secondly the resentment felt by adult instructor NCOs and Officers towards the TA because they believe that the TA hold them in contempt. There are some expeptions out there, there are some units who bring thier Cadets into the body of the Kirk (the instructors belong to thier messes etc), but they are the expeption rather than the rule. Are we in the TA missing a trick?