First off, I have had a quick spin through previous posts and don't believe this to have been answered elsewhere. Apologies if it has or if it is a stupid question, however! I've been giving some serious thought to joining the TA in recent weeks and have done a fair amount of background reading on the subject. Being a dyed-in-the-wool civvy, however, I'm unsure whether I would be better suited to joining as an officer or a soldier. As far as I know I meet all of the basic requirements for officer training, but I like the thought of getting stuck in and learning a new trade. Does officer training limit the chances for physical involvement and would I be laughed out of the building if I went along to a TA centre and asked for an opinion on what I was best equipped for? Any opinions greatfully received!