Ive just joined a TA unit after 12 years away from the regular side.On initially joining my unit I was informed that I would not have to go through initial recruits training again,but would only have to do the 2 week battle camp, as the unit was happy tp bring me up to speed. Ive now been informed that I have to attend Grantham for my 6 weekends. I can see the point of attending for 1 or 2 of the weekends that the unit cannot cover, but I cannot get my head around having to do all the recruits training have served for 9 years, including seeing action in the Gulf and completing All Arms Commando Course. I know that the Recruits course is shelved if you have been away from the army for a shorter period,but is there no middle ground. Are there any exceptions to the rule??? Im no slacker,but at 40 the thought of going of to be a recruit yet again, has put me right off.