Weekend Warriors No Longer

Martin Bell investigates how the part-time Territorial Army is surviving full-time warfare.

The TA was at one time dismissed as 'weekend warriors', but now the military admit they couldn't do without them.

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0120100203Martin Bell investigates how the part-time Territorial Army is surviving full-time warfare.

The TA was at one time dismissed as 'weekend warriors', but now the military admit they couldn't do without them.

Martin finds out what makes ordinary people want to give up their civilian life to fight in Afghanistan.

Martin Bell asks what makes people want to give up their civilian life to fight in the TA.

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02 LAST20100210Martin Bell investigates how the part-time Territorial Army is surviving full-time warfare.

The TA was at one time dismissed as 'weekend warriors', but now the military admit they couldn't fight the war in Afghanistan without them.

But are we and our armed forces relying too much on them?

Martin Bell asks if our armed forces are relying too much on the Territorial Army.

The TA was at one time dismissed as 'weekend warriors', but now the military admit they couldn't fight the war in Afghanistan without them. But are we and our armed forces relying too much on them?