Hi there, I was in the TA for about 6 months in 2011 and i'm thinking about joining the regulars. I never completed any forms of training as I injured myself on weekend 1 of Phase 1 and then again re-injured myself with the same injury when trying again a month or so later. As for training or exercises in the unit, it was a small unit and the highest ranking people there were a few Cpls for the majority of the time so training nights were just kicking a ball around the hall for an hour. With the injuries and other commitments taking priority I decided to leave towards the end of the year and went in, handed in my kit and signed some form and then all ties were cut off with the TA. It was around October/November 2011 that I left but I received a P45 later in 2012 stating that my leaving date was in July 2012, over 6 months since I thought I had left. I spoke to a recruiter at the beginning of the year and he seemed to think I would need some sort of discharge certificate but from reading around various websites it looks like TA don't get these documents. The main questions I need answers are: Would a Subject Access Request form to the Army for my records be sufficient as documents of service and would it also state the reason for ending my service? As the P45 said my leaving date was a good 7-8 months after I thought I had actually left I don't really want to find out that the 'official' reason for dismissal was because I hadn't turned up for any training for half a year due to a balls-up with paperwork. Thanks for any help.