I am 27 and I applied to be an officer back in December 2007 and a couple of months later I got a letter telling me that The Colonel was looking forward to seeing me and had me booked in for an interview in August, ok 8 months for an interview I understand it takes a while to join the army. I got a phone call from his secretary in July asking me if I could attend the interview in a couple of days at another AFCO to which I agreed. Anyway I was a bit disappointed that it was really just a chat and why it would take so long for me to have a chat. My briefing was booked for November on the spot. I tried to call and email The Colonel about some regimental visits but he never returned them or replied. I still have not spoken to him yet. So I tried to take it into my own hands and called a few regiments who told me that it was really a simple process but my AFCO had to release my file. Eventually I got through to his secretary who asked what regiments I would like to visit, I gave her the name of 3 regiments/corps. I got a call from Westbury asking if I could attend the briefing early because someone has dropped out. So when I arrive every single person in my group applied about 5 months after me and all of them had been on at least one regimental visit. I got cat 1 and hoping to make January intake I called The Colonel but got the secretary again, who told me he would send the papers shortly and I could only speak to him after that, I asked about regimental visits again and she said that she couldnât check on the computer if The Colonel had requested any because he was out. So most people got their papers within a week and were booked on Main boards, but I am still waiting for my papers to arrive more than a month later. I know January is almost impossible now. I have not once spoken to my sponsor once and no regimental visits at all. Now if I get in to Sandhurst for May Iâll be almost 29 with no sponsor. Should I feel right to be pissed off? 18months compared to 6 to other people doesnât seem fair at all.