Recently a few people at our unit have been severely restricted on their MTD's. I understand that every unit is feeling the pinch but it is so frustrating that we are all expected to mobilise at some point while at the same time being told that our MTD's are being slashed. Some who undertake the more important roles within units do (in most cases) get allocated additional days to allow them to come in to do these jobs. However, we've not reached Christmas yet and people are being told not to attend the unit or weekend training because they've overspent on their days. I'm not talking about people who attend the jollies, sports events etc. I'm talking about people who have already been mobilised, are planning on mobilising again next year and are being almost banned from units or restricted to one drill night a month because of the shortage of days. The same applies to the travel budget. Training is not being undertaken because units cannot afford the travel. This is not critisism of the units, its critisism of the whole budget system. We all saw the uproar when the TA's training was almost slashed. The same has been happening in the RNR for years and nobody is shouting from the rooftops about that! They're expecting much more from reservists than ever before and yet the training budgets are completely inadequate for the role we are expected to undertake. I'm not arguing about the fact that funds should be directed to the front line first. Quite right too! But not the the complete abandonment of the reseves.