Hello all. i just wanted to ask someone who knows about these sort of things about joining the OTC having done a GYC. i did a GYC last year and having arrived at uni, ive been rather disapointed by the OTC. Having spoken with some of the other ex GYC Officers who have now started university, the procedure seems to vary hugely from university to university. Some GYC Officers have their commissions immediately reinstated on arrival at their UOTC and are therefore receiving TA Second Lieutenantâs pay at Â£54.23 per day, rather than Officer Cadets pay at Â£34.31 per day. dispite having spent a year in the regular army, having achieved the top 10% pass at RCB that you need for a GYC, the OTC wanted me to do their selection weekend which seems slightly ridiculous to me. anyway im told that i will be put in with the second years, doing MTQ2. Clearly it is frustrating to be faced with being trained in material that I was teaching my platoon last year, alongside OCdts whose experience is limited to less than a year of OTC training. However far more concerning is the fact that I will be on almost 40% less pay than my GYC peers at other universities, which I am sure you can appreciate makes a substantial difference to a studentâs bank balance. the OTC are saying that once ive done MTQ2 and the JUO cadre in the summer, then i can get my commission back, until then i just get paid a load less than my friends at other universities. does anyone know what the official ruling is, if there is one?