I joined the TA because I wanted to be a part of the Army with the aim of going on operations in Afghanistan. Its took me well over 5 months to get to the situation where im ready for my training, (After numerous selections being cancelled and 'budget cut' excuses) only to be told, "well now the TA training is 3 solid weeks followed by 2 Weeks CIC" I knew I had to get two weeks off for CIC and planned on using my work holidays for that, but as expected my empoyer wont allow me 3 weeks leave (who can blame them)..... So now im left with the option of do the 3 week block and loose my job (aint going to happen) or leave the Army and re-join when the weekend training comes back (August if I remember correctly) "if it comes back at all" Had I been told at the start before I even filled in an application form that training isnt being held on weekends any more I wouldnt have wasted my time. My question anyway is, If I get in touch with another unit (im looking towards 575 field squadron / 73 Royal Engineer regiment because its local) and they are doing slow track training still, Then do I have to start over again? I.E re-do selection / application ETC ETC or is it just a straight transfer? Finally, Im presuming with 575 field squadron / 73 Royal Engineers id be deployed on operations in Afghanistan?