Hello, I have recently left the Infantry after 7 and a bit years and am looking to join my local TA infantry unit. Been down to see them, the clerk gave me a load of paperwork but when I asked how long the process would take, she replied it could take three months, four months and she even knew one ex-regular had to wait a year and a half for the papers to come from Glasgow. As I am currently unemployed, I spoke to my old RCMO about the possibility of going back to the battalion, and he said he would have me back in within a week, back to the same rank, back in my old company. If it would take just a week to re-join the regular army, why so long to join the TA? Is the clerk talking gonads? Appreciate any info as this set me back a bit as I was hoping to get cracking as soon as possible. Cheers.