OK, so I'm on this DEPO malarky and lets just say that the info is kinda murky. Seems no one wants to let anyone know what the whole process is apart from some dates on a sheet of paper and the words "You do understand that once you commission you'll be going to Iraq like THAT (clicks fingers)", immediately before thrusting a bible in your right hand at your Attestation. So during my endless evenings of trying to figure out when exactly I'm going to have to run my dreaded mile and half and coming to terms that I WILL be visiting Saddamland this time next year I got thinking about joining the regs and came up with the following question: If I commission in the TA and achieve the rank of 2nd Lieutenant and later decide to join the regs, do I.... 1. Keep the rank of 2nd Lieutenant during Sandhurst and consequently jump a pay structure? - Â£20k a year versus Â£13k for the whole year warrants this question being asked! and 2. Do I still have to do the full year at Sandhurst? (I think this is a bit of a stupid question, but one that has to be asked.) If anyone in "the know" cares to shed light on this, it would be much appreciated, so that I can stop pontificating over the endless possibilities.