I've been toying with the idea of joining the TA for a while. I broke my hand and it's only recently healed (as in I can do push ups/pull ups now, rather than struggling to open a door a month ago) hence why I haven't done it any sooner. My local combat unit, for that is what I wish to join, is E Coy RGJ. Basically, is it a bit off to ring them tomorrow and ask if i can come up? I'm very keen to get going on this, but I don't want to start off my career by being an inconvieniance to the people I hope to work with... Also, i'm going to try to book my RCB date tomorrow. I've done pre-rcb and am sorted for the main board. But from the Army website it seem's that if I want to be an officer then I have to pass the TCB before I begin training. I'm keen on just getting started, should I go for being a private soldier and try to change to an officer if I pass my RCB? Or would they let me start whilst the RCB is in the pipeline? Just interested in what actual TA people, such as your goodselves, would say.