Hello. I am new. Please be gentle. Well, gentle-ish. I was in the TA for five years: 2.5 years infantry, 2.5 years Int & Sy Gp (V). I left in early '93 to join the police, where I remain, for my sins, almost gainfully employed. I am also getting on a bit (almost 36). So a question for those of you who are now in the TA (before you ask why I'm not asking the TA directly, please remember I was actually in the TA so I think I know the score although I imagine things have changed pretty brutally)... 1. Am I too old? 1(A): What is the territorial army CMS/ Basic like nowadays? 2. Would the RMP TA be too much of a busman's holiday? 3. What's the Int Corps TA like nowadays? 4. Does the TA need people with investigative policing skills and experience? 5. How soon would I be sent to the desert? I presume this is a certainty, not that I'm in any particular hurry. Thanks in advance. V.