Why are we turning decent potential recruits away? Commonwealth nationals are permitted to join the TA if they have either - (a) got permission (ie, a visa) to stay in the UK for more than three years starting from their date of attestation; or (b) can stay in the UK permanently for some other reason, such as being a national of another EEA state or being granted "indefinite leave to remain" by the immigration bods.* The trouble is, most Commonwealth nationals are here on two-year work visas. D'oh! Is that a deliberate Home Office policy decision? Is it aimed at preventing them from joining the Armed Forces, keeping it uder-strength, or would that be just an accidental consequence? Not that anyone would ever accuse the Home Office of c*cking things up, mind you. *By the way, (b) is my reading of the relevant bit of TA Regs. The ACIO have told me differently (they would turn away those Commonwealth bods who are allowed stay in Britain on grounds of their EEA nationality) but my considered view is, with the greatest of respect m'lud, that they are wrong.