A couple of years ago I signed up with my local TA. The idea was to get some experience of Army life before committing to the Regs. To begin with I loved every aspect of it, I really enjoyed the training and learning new things. The CMS(r) was fairly tough, but it was a challenge and it took me outside my comfort zone which was good. Once I finished the training though I found I wasn't getting anything out of my chosen trade. I know I should have researched this better and it's my fault, but at the time I just wanted the experience. I am now in a position where I have researched and selected a trade which I want to do in the Regs. I'm concerned though that due partly to work pressures and partly for the reasons above my attendance has not been exemplary - it's actually been terrible. I know that a reference will be required from my current CO and I know that lack of attendance will probably mean that it isn't great. Any advice would be appreciated, should I defer signing up and spend some more time with my current unit first or should I have a frank discussion with my CO explaining the situation honestly. Cheers all.