I apologise if this is has already been done. I've searched about a bit on the forum but have not found anything specifically on this subject. I am a brand new, fresh-faced subby (TACC 093). I am properly annoyed about this six month halt, and have been told by my unit that there will be only PT on drill nights and no exercises for the duration. Now, this isn't why I joined, and I may well go regs next year at this rate. However, I don't want to be forced into such a serious decision and anyway I think the TA needs subbies (gawd help it). Anyway, as a research student, I have very flexible time and it's no problem for me to bugger off for a year or 6 months. My question to you is: Is there any way I can get back into my uniform, do the job I want to do and (gasp) get paid? I am prepared to sign up to go on operations (that's why I joined), but as a brand new 2Lt I have no qualifications. The courses are surely still running for the regs, so could I get on their courses if I sign up for an op? Sorry if this is confused, and if it's already been done, but I really want to get stuck in. Oh, if it's helpful, I'm in RAC, though I'd happily do PCBC and go for an infantry role or anything if it would allow me to get back to work. At this rate, I'm going to have to get a real job! I'll bring it up with the PSI's (after 5-a-side) when I get a chance, but in the mean time I would appreciate your views and ideas. Also, on re-reading the above I notice I sound like a spoiled child, I know that everyone is hacked off with the cuts as much as me.