How long did it take you to get through your Phase 1 training... I have just joined the TA, and i want to join the Regular instead because i believe i will progress alot quicker. Do you guys think i should just go along with it for a while or apply for Regs sooner than later. I want to be living army life right now and not having to wait for the weekend and then coming back to normal again, so on. Also how often is the weekend training, can i go every weekend or is it fortnightly? I can see Phase 1 stretching all the way into next year. I cant be having that.