Taken from the FTRS site: Questions: 1. What does this all mean in English? 2. What is a generic officer? Are they grown in pods? I don't see any advert for "generic soldiers". Do they want gifted amateurs only, with a cheery demeanour, can-do attitude and luxurious head of Hugh Grantish hair? 3. Is that minimum tour length of 12 months a guideline or a fixed rule? 4. How does one find out about what jobs are actually on offer? It's a bit nicer to be able to see what the options are rather than raise one's hand and say "Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! I'll do anything, anywhere, for however long is in the interests of the Service!"