Firstly hello to everyone. Right down to business. I'm hoping to get down to my local TA Regt this coming Tuesday, to start the joining process. My question is how long would it be before i'd be able to go on operations? It's the 4th Mercian Regt i'm intresting in joining. I was hoping to join the regs this year, but was told at by final interview that i'd not be able to pay my mortgage on army wages. I'm unable to sell the house as my ex and kids still live there. I'm thirty this year and would like to do something positive with my life and think that the TA will give me what i'm looking for. What i'm looking for is the chance to get out on operations instead of some one else being asked to do what i'm not doing but would gladly go and do. Thanks for any help.