Hi folks just recently joined but been lurking for a while. Well here it is I applied for the Northumberland Fusiliers but I have to go through the re - joining process. Because I applied when I was 16 had a start date but never went to basic. Well I'm 20 now and more mature so I'm going for it this time. I found out that the 1'st battalion are off to afgan in the summer of 2013 and I was thinking with the re - joining process being longer if I would stand a chance of making that tour. Would I deploy straight from Catterick or do pre deployment training and probably miss it. Its not that I am the gun ho type, but with everything coming to an end in 2014 I don't want to miss my chance. Any help is much appreciated.