go for it.I appreciate all the responses! I'm probably just going to visit a few units and just jump in at the deep end and join one. I just have an image of doing lots of travelling abroad and round the UK. Not sure how much of that will come into fruition though.
I smashed out a full career(+) in the regs and then joined the reserves. I don't regard it as a continuation of my career, civvie or former military.
I think it's brilliant. Good lads*, good times, good satisfaction**.
*other genders included.
**like 170, my unit does a fair bit of real time tasking.