Has anyone had any recent experience about getting through this ? A recent experience, is that it seems to have become a bit like going on a selection board. The Veterans Initiative Tin says one thing, but when you get in to it, they seem to be starting to come up with all kinds of hurdles like minimum criteria & fit. It seems the basic, a days paid service which is what the info implied is not enough, assuming you pass vetting. First they come along with this bright idea & invite all who served, now it seems they want to start picking & choosing those who fit criteria. Certificates of Conduct gradings of good & above, completion of basic training etc. They are now saying that a TA applicant by implication, does not / cannot meet the criteria & is ineligible after an application has been in for 16 weeks. Is this Veterans Initiative for serious or is it just another bright politically correct idea somebody had that officialdom would rather do without & would prefer to just quietly let drop? I notice they seem to be dragging their heels on it in the UK.