Having been a reg but out for 12 years (and too old for regular re-joining) I have decided to go the TA route. After 6 weeks of forms and interviews and medicals etc, I had my in house selection last night, which was essentially a BFT/PFT and thats it. What struck me was that there was 11 guys who attended this PT evening including 3 of us who were new guys, 2 of which are ex regular. What struck me 1st of all was the complete lack of discipline amongst the guys. Even whilst having a dressing down from the CSM they were piss arseing about, when we were doing PT there was constant chatter, and answering back to the PTi. And no one was prepared to get a grip of the lads at all. There was no standard of dress for the PT and there were people with boots on and 3/4 legth shorts, some barefeet, it was ludicrous The run was hard going, after all this time but I still beat two other lads by a minute who were in there early 20's, have been on Op's etc etc... the standards are awful, I just hope its not indicative of general standards Has the army changed so much since the 90's or am I wishful thinking that it should still be?