I am ex otc, but a long time ago, wait for it, the late 70`s, which must make me ancient compared to everybody else on this forum. Kept my certificate of discharge, sad, but true. At that time, to join the OTC you had to: 1. First enlist in the Territoral Army Volunteer Reseve. 2. Pass an army medical. 3. Sign the official secrets act. 4. Be given an army service number. You then : 1. Underwent normal army basic training like any other regular or territorial army recruit albeit completed over several weekends & evenings. 2. Were paid full rates of pay for days served. Upon leaving you were: 1. Formally discharged from the army with a certificate of discharge. 2. Once no longer in full time education liable for re-call as a reservist in the event of a national emergency. It was still the cold war era. Is this all still the same today ?