I have not been able to find anywhere resembling a solid or helpful answer to this question. I have enquired everywhere from my own CoC, to serving British Officers, to the British Army recruiting lot, to the squaddies trying to recruit blokes outside Tesco. Responses have ranged from 'Write to the British military Attache in Canberra', to 'I have no idea'. Rundown on myself. Happy to provide more information via PM/email if any recruiting types are about and can help me out. I am an Australian citizen, 20 years old, currently completing a degree at the Australian National University. I have served in the Australian Army Reserve as an Officer-Cadet for the last 3 years. Recently I have come to the UK on a study exchange, and was kindly invited to observe and spend some time with nearby LUOTC and TA units, and meet many members of the Regular Army from various corps and hat-badges. I was immediately impressed, and impressed regularly, by the attitude and calibre of all I met, and have made a determination to somehow get to the British Army on completion of my degree in June next year (2010). Essentially, I need to know how! I am hesistant to discharge from the Australian Reserve and hop on a plane only to be turned down at a British recruiting office for some absurd trivialty. It would be quite the warstopper. I have no idea what kind of visa I would need, how I would need to apply or so forth. When I return to the UK next year with the intent on joining, I will be holding a Bachelors degree in Security & Strategic Studies, and the Queen's commission as a Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserve. I am happy to enlist as a private soldier, although obviously have skills and experiences that may contribute more effectively to the 'war effort' with a commission. Interested in joining a Cavalry Regiment, but nothing too posh, I can't afford to buy a Jaguar or visit Savile Row too often. Thanks in advance for any assistance or suggestions offered, most appreciative.