I was in the TA for nearly three years in a unit regarded as having a high level of soldiering/infantry/field skills and left two and a half years ago as I underwent a career change and needed to focus solely on that to ensure it was a success. As I am now successfully established in my new career I want to rejoin the TA. I live in London and am interested in joining one of the Signals Units. What I want to know is if I rejoin do I have to undergo Phase I ie basic, training all over again. Or is it possible to go on a MATTs weekend with the unit and if I pass them I'm in the unit and if I fail I get put on the recruit course? Please don't say "phone your local TA unit" as, has been shown on previous threads on age of joining, different units say different things and what I want is something so that if they do say the wrong thing I can then say "perhaps if you looked at MOD Directive XXYYY". Any useful information would be gratefully received. The thought of having to spend six months doing 6 or 7 weekends and a two week course just to do basic traing, when I can already pass all of the six MATTS tests straight off is mind numbing as well as being a waste of MOD time and money.