Hi long story short. I applied to join the regs. in July 07 and this morning got a letter from the SMO at Pirbright, I have been defferred until mid 09 as I need to prove that I am not depressed and am not suffering from any synptoms blah blah blah. Me being the stupid **** that I am went to the doc. I was thinking about not going and just going to apply for the Army, which with hindsight I should have ******* done. So on the letter from the SMO I need to provide evidence of stability and achievements in my life. I am thinking about joining the TA, im 19 1/2 years old and I have already wasted 3 1/2 years since leaving school doing sweet **** all and I dont want to waste any more time doing nothing, i'm my grandfathers carer at the moment that was the reason I went to the Gp about depression, if that's relevant . I want to be a soldier pref. Infantry PWRR and was just wondering whether or not the TA at the moment would be a good idea to join? Thanks for any help.