Hello TA fellas I know a young lad who is in the process of applying for the TA. He is worried that his drink driving conviction and a conviction for possession of an offensive weapon will exclude him. He's asked me for advice and I honestly couldn't say. his drink driving do was a twelve month ban. A close to the limit reading so they took a blood sample (As happened to me about eight years ago.) The offensive weapon thing was a bit of scrapping around town of a friday night. As far as I am aware he has been honest with the recruiting staff and told them about it. Will he still be allowed to join? There are no convictions for any theft or dishonesty just the ones mentioned above. What do you reckon? I'm afraid I forgot to ask which unit he had applied to join? What happens when a lad joins the TA? Do the recruiters do a criminal record check? Are these offences likely to exclude him? Any (constructive) comments appreciated.