Well I've just come back from my medical to re-join the army (TA) and I was told that I won't be able to keep my number and that I will have a new one.... gutted!! I was in for 12 years and left in 2001, my number was 2481xxxx it will now be 3xxxxxx....!!! I was told its something to do with a new system that has been implemented since I got out Does anyone know how this will effect (if any) my previous service records. I have medals and courses that relate to my previous number, so if I get a new one, surely it will just be like (on paper only) that I am straight off the street with no prior experience?