Apologies if any of the following has been discussed to death already, I searched back for ages and couldn't come across anything... I'm an Ex-Reg Sapper (6+ years service) and left in 2000 although I was given a compulsory call up in 2003 for Op Telic 1 and spent 4 months mobilised as a reservist. I have for a long time thought about seeing if I could join my local Squadron (108 Fd Sqn) of the Royal Mons in Swansea who are only 15 minutes away. Up until now work commitments etc have prevented me from doing so, however by Easter I shall be fully self-employed and able to dedicate as much or as little time that is required to TA weekends/evenings/2 week camps etc. Is there anyone on this board currently serving with Royal Mons that could give me a heads up on what it's really like? Oh, I am now 33 years old! Would I now be too old or as an ex-reg would they look favourably on that? Would I need to go back to Gib Bks and do "Basic" all over again?