Hiya all. First time on here so please be gentle with me!! What I wanted to ask was am wanting to join the TA and am a bit stuck for choice of unit. I live in Yorkshire and am willing to travel if need be. I've visited a couple of units and although the guys that showed me round were very nice, most of the units were full of young lads who for want of a better word did'nt seem overly blessed with social skills when I tried to talk to them. Am wanting to develop new skills and do something interesting but also to hopefully expand my circle of friends. Am 37, educated and professional person but like a good laugh too. I dont see any point joining a unit where am not gonna fit in or be with similar minded people. I know it's all about getting on with people in the armed services but would be nice to meet some people there of a similar age and background My hubby did 9 years in the Navy and when talking to him about it (after he stopped taking the piss about squaddies intellect and social skills) basically said that it was like that in the navy too. ie certain sorts of people gravitated towards diffrent trades and parts of the navy and am sure thats true in the army aswell. I dont mean to sound harsh as we're all different and have different skills and abilities to offer but hopefully you see my point? But, I would like to join a unit where I was with other professional like minded people (male or female). Am too old to be an officer but not bothered about that, would just like to muck in and learn the ropes. I genuinely apologise if I've offended anyone as was not my intention but any ideas which units might offer what am looking for?