Before you switch off, this isn't another kid asking about how you become an Para-underwater-knife-fighting-Pilot-spy. First off, I'm 23, have been working in civvy flight ops for the last 4 years. In May I passed Occifer Correction for the Royal Navy (again, don't stop here) back in May, and was offered a place at Britannia Royal Navay College for Aircrew Officer in September, but a few weeks ago I was told that due to having been to the Doctors two years and saying I had a slight ringing in my ears, I have been banned from joining the Fleet Air Arm and the Navy in general. I have spoken to a careers advisor for the Army who has said that having Tinnitus on my records (which has got better over the last 2 years) is frowned upon less by the Army. So far I have only sent my Interest Form back. Having been made redundant earlier this year due to company insolvency, I have been accepted to study Physical Geography with Mountain Leader Training (BSc) at Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus), which will put me at 26 once I graduate. I have been a Scout Leader for the past 18 months and have also got leadership experience from mountaineering and management jobs over the last few years. I come from a completely non-military background, but am more than keen to serve my country in a military role. I'm intending on joining the Birmingham UOTC while I'm at University, although may defect to the TA if I find it as much of a drinking club as it's known to be. As much as I'm looking to have fun at University, I am going there to get a good degree and try to leave with as little debt as possible. Can I have [sensible] answers on the best course of action for my application, eg, apply now and get AOSB done before finishing University, OTC vs. TA, activities that could aid my application, and also, if anyone has any idea if I could still get into the AAC? I have tried contacting AAC-HQ, but not had a reply. Many thanks in advance.