Hi, I'm looking to join the TA sometime this week. I've just got a couple of questions to ask beforehand which haven't been answered already How do I go about joining, is the best option to visit a recruitment office ? I'm 17 and am currently doing my A Levels. I tried to get an army scholarship however I couldn't attend main board because I had to have an operation. I have my briefing + AOSB in March '10. Would it be better for me to go for Officer/Soldier in TA ? I'm pretty sure it's been answered currently but am I right in thinking that I can directly transfer from TA to Regular ? I'm planning on going to RMAS after leaving school, and my two regiment choices on my 'file' are para's and rifles however my local TA is 5rrFusilers ? How long does it take before I'm a qualified soldier/officer (i.e. out of basic) and what do the first couple of weeks entail and weekend camps ? I've been in the CCF for a couple years so I know a lot of the tactical /military side of things. Also when and what kit are you issued with and what do you need to buy, if anything ?