Hello All. Right as the title says this is another one of them joining up doodads. A while ago (when i was 18 - Currently 25) i joined the TA in wakefield (Minden Company) and was there for about a year and a half of so. In that time i met some people i would really like to know now as they were a superb bunch of lads and ladies. After i knackered my ankle on a CFT (only a ligament strain) being young and stupid, i decided to leave and give up, i don't know why cause its something i have regretted for quite a while. Anyway, after looking back on things i'm contemplating joining up again, i always said to myself that i would look at rejoining by 26 if i wasn't tied down with anything etc. I think i would do alright as back in the TA days i was selected as 2IC of a section and looked after them for a 2 week RRTT exercise up in barry budden and it makes me think i could pull off this army malarky. I obviously have a couple of questions: 1. I have always been interested in the infy, the TA badge i joined was the LI. Now back then no one had an issue with my eye sight, but im a little worried it could stop me. I have to wear glasses all the time to see, if i take them off i can see shapes, allbeit blurred shapes etc but without them id be pretty f*cked. On my APWT we had to use the respirators and i didnt have the lenses made for it, obviously when it came to using it while shooting... it was 1) dangerouns and 2) i couldnt shoot shit Could this be an issue? 2. Going on my above comment of 2IC of a section on basic, i wanted to know if i could look at a career in the army regarding promotion etc? I think i would like to enter as a private soldier and move my way up to Senior NCo or something along those lines. Would my age be an issue with this? as ill be pushing 26 this november and obviously dont want booting out at 32. 3. Have any of the fitness requirements changed? When i was in the TA we were looking at 1.5mile in 11 mins and i cant remember the situp and pressup numbers, but basically have they changed? 4. I live with my other half and want to marry her at some point in the near future. How would me joining up affect her? Would she follow me about if i got posted somewhere etc or would we get a married quarters near our base in the UK and she'd live there? My apologies for the long questions and stuff but im a serious thinker (as you may have noticed! ) THank you in advance for any and all answers.