Ok this question is in fact about the QDJM not QGJM, but usng the qualifing critetia I wondered if anyone has seen anything similar. The issue is this, come 6 Feb 2012 I will have been a signed up member of the TA for 5yrs, however as I joined after April I haven't have received by 5yr bounty, so according to the criteria I will have 4 annual bounty earning training years. However I was a regular soldier for 12yrs prior to joining th TA, but there was a 6 yr gap between leaving the regs and joining the TA. Nowreading the criteria for the QGJM it says "The total of five annual bounty earning training years may be aggregated but non-bounty earning training years or broken service will not count. However, there is no limit on the amount of non-bounty earning training years or broken service as long as the correct overall total of five annual bounty earning training years is fully accounted for" Now my question is would any of my previous regular service be taken into count ? I remember reading that up to 2 1/2 years of reg service could be taken over towards qualification of the VRSM, however when I joined up I was told there was too long a gap between leavng the regs and joining the TA for that to count. So am I screwed for recognition of service over paerwork, or has the clerks got it wrong ? Cheers PS yes I know its a choclate medal, yes I know its bling but its a pain standing in the mess with the same amount of gongage as most but most of theres is time served.