Left R.A. about 5 years ago and am interested in going to Afghanistan with an aim then possibly doing private security. The two options i believe i have are; sign back on as a reservist or join t.a.! Reservist option as of 5-6 days ago, infantry driver or R.L.C. not what i belive would help me if i chose to look into private security afterwards( this being a consideration). T.A. spoke to them and they said i would have to do 1 weekend a month for 9 months to become a "trained solider" not really wanting to wait that long. So any quicker ways to get in without rejoining? Mate whos still in R.A. said as an infantry driver i would more likely than not get to do the infantry job and possibly do a bit of driving( i'm not totally convinced i'm not just going to end up stagging on and potentially not gain a great deal of knowledge)? If i do want to possibly go into the private security aspect would this be enough with a tour and civvie bodyguard course? Any answers greatly appreciated, ie life in generall in Afghanistan, how long to upskill from R.H.A. (R.A.) to infantry? Chees Gents.