I'm interested in joining the TA - I'm in my last year of A-levels and want to get some operational experience during my gap year, preferably in Helmand. Are there any TA units which I could join in time to go on Herrick 9 (the second half of Herrick 8 would also be good, but seems unlikely to happen)? I'm thinking preferably an infantry or para unit, but would consider other things as well. I'm based near London, and can travel a reasonable distance. Any help would be appreciated!