Hi Guys, I've got a couple of questions i'd like to put across that hopefully somebody could do their best to answer.. Firstly, i've been mulling over the idea of joining the army as an officer for a few years now. I've started a degree in music, got the first year out the way and then took a gap year this year to "gather some money together" (well, thats what i told the mother but in reality, my heart just wasn't in it) I wanted to change to history when i'm supposed to return in september. This isn't now possible unfortunately unless i start over again. Mis-lead again by uni admin. Another 3 years at university isn't really that feasable so now im up sh*t creek unless i make some decisions sharpish. So i'd love to have the following answered before i make my mind up ! 1. Will chances of becoming an officer be hampered because i don't have a degree? I have A-Levels and am aware you don't actually need a degree but as something like 80% of officers have one i was wondering how this would look/compare. 2. What sort of tests would i come to expect should i be allowed to try my luck? Math, written, physical etc. I honestly believe that im more than capable of becoming an officer but i'm afraid my math skills left me the moment i walked out the GCSE exam room! 3. What are the rectuitment periods? Is there one winter selection and one summer? I'd much rather fancy my chances in the winter than the summer but as its the end of august, would i have to wait 'till summer?