I joined the TA to serve in the Defence of this country, choice of unit was down to being local, on a regular bus route. Leaving choice of Inf vrs Sigs, I choose Inf (and local regiment over nearby mercian regiment) as it appeared to be most fun (I considered Sigs as I was thinking of going regular). Many years later, when distance didn't matter did I consider units where my natural skills would help my TA carer. I've been in the TA in several cities and the location/cap badge seems to alter recruiting patterns. When situtated in city centre locations people choose cap badge with a big tendancy to teeth arms from most and those wanting an easier life choosing CS/CSS units. In the suburbs this doesn't matter most will join their local unit but has the disadvantage of the unit becoming like the local area, what I mean is that you put a TAC in a council estate you get poorer level of education with your soldiers, place it near a student area its better educated. Obviously with some cap badges it goes that you can't place them in areas of poor education or they will suffer. Its worse now as many of the 'easy life' soldiers don't join them anymore because of continuous operations.