One of the lads at my TAC will be starting Catterick in 4 weeks to join the Regs. He recently told me that the regular army has only 300 vacancies remaining. If this is true, will the regs be scaling down TA deployment in the near future?
Reason why I ask this is because in the past few years the TA has been used to fill huge gaps in the regular army. The TA has done an excellent job in assisting the regular army on herrick and telic with some TA guys losing there lives. I have a good feeling that TA deployment will be scaled down in the future.
As for the capbadge, im RAMC CMT and an ODP for the NHS in skivve street.
I remember my old man telling me that back in the recession in the early 90's the army had the problem with recruits passing there phase 1 training but then having to wait for 6 - 8 months before they got on there trade course because the system couldn't pump the guys through quick enough.