Joining TA after Medical Discharge from Regs

#1
Evening chaps.

Back in 2001 I recieved a medical discharge after serving 3 years in the regualr Army and as such I am recieving a War Pension each month.

However I really miss service life and I was wondering if it would be possible for me to join the TA as an alternative to regular service.

I am fully prepared to give up my war pension should i be accepted.

Also if I were to be accepted what would be the chances of me being deployed on op's ? as I don't really see much point in rejoining if all I would be able to do is attend parade nights at my local TAC.

I know it's probably a long shot but as I have always been told "the only stupid question is the one you dont ask"

Cheers

ND
 
#2
#4
spaz said:
msr said:
Bear in mind that the medical standards for the TA are the same as for the regulars.
Did you type that with a straight face?
At the point of enlistment, they are.

msr
 
#5
msr said:
spaz said:
msr said:
Bear in mind that the medical standards for the TA are the same as for the regulars.
Did you type that with a straight face?
At the point of enlistment, they are.

msr
Hmmm, the paperwork may say so, but this is an organization that you can walk off the street into, pretend to be a doctor and then conduct medicals. Forgive me if I don't assume the rules are followed without fail.
 

RP578

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
spaz said:
msr said:
Bear in mind that the medical standards for the TA are the same as for the regulars.
Did you type that with a straight face?
It's been true as of 2008 when TA potential recruits had to undergo the same ADSC programme. How this would effect the original poster is up for debate as a unit can argue the toss with APC for special enlistments vis-a-vis previous service. In short, if a TA unit really wants you there exists a chance. Pay them a visit and ask.
 

RP578

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
spaz said:
Hmmm, the paperwork may say so, but this is an organization that you can walk off the street into, pretend to be a doctor and then conduct medicals. Forgive me if I don't assume the rules are followed without fail.
Yeah fair one.
 
#9
spaz said:
Hmmm, the paperwork may say so, but this is an organization where once person once walked off the street and pretended to be a doctor
Fixed it for you. And heaven forbid anyone pretending to be a regular soldier has ever walked into a regular barracks...

msr
 

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