Ok so I have a regular application to join REME as an armourer which has been since last November 2010, still waiting for a space on an intake and it doesn't look like that's going to happen for a while because apparently REME is ******* overflowing with people at the moment and everyone is wanting in to join. Theres places in my local TA RA Batt, and their recruiter said theres a spot for me and they want me, I could be suited and booted in 3 days. I would love to get in an do something with them at least untill I get a date for basic because I could be waiting a while and frankly my motivation is down the toilet which is in turn affecting fitness etc. Problem being that the system doesn't let them process a TA application for me as I am already down for regs. The TA rang local AFCO to have a chat with them and apparently they were told it cannot be done because if the way the system stores applications, and that alone. But the TA said they were given the impression that AFCO thought the TA were trying to 'steal' me and were fed random stories. They were sure it could be done but don't know exactly how. So does anyone know of any way that I can join the TA without having to withdraw my regular app off the system and reapply and get knocked back another century on the intake list? Could an officer even be able to swing something or is there any weird and wonderful bit of army admin paperwork that could be shared with TA and my AFCO?