Evening all, I'm about to qualify as a Dr & have my 'foundation' pre-reg training for 2 years this August lined up already. I'm in no way military but I've always toyed with the idea of doing some time in the army and recently the urge to do something useful to support our troops has been really quite strong - so I'm here to find out a bit more if anyone can help me make my mind up I'd be really grateful. I have 2 main options, Join either the TA or regular army. The TA said I sort out my own NHS job, train with them around that and get deployed as and when. Would I get to go to Bastion if we're still out there in 2013? I have spoken to the regular army recruitment people, I can join for a minimum of 4 years in 2013 when I have my GMC registration. But they couldnt tell me about the structure of my time there... So if anyone roughly knows what on earth I might be doing, please could you let me know! What role does a junior doctor have in the army? Do I get attached to a regular regiment/hospital or will I get bumped around alot? I'd like to get deployed to Bastion at some point - would this likely happen? Do they let junior doctors out of Bastion to more forward clinics? Thanks for reading. Chris p.s. Random questions, does the RAF CCAST outfit that was on the channel 4 documentry "the flying hospital" take junior doctors with them?