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#1
Lately Ive been thinkin of joining the TA....for a second time. I signed up around 4 years ago but had to quit during RT as I was in the middle of a home study course. Now Ive finished the study course I have nothing standing in my way except a girlfreind who Im marrying in two years time who will no doubt want to start a family. The question is will the TA allow me to try again or am I wasting my time? I take part in a sport called Milsim which quenches some thirst for getting dirty in camo but its not the same. I spent two years in the RSC as a reg so Im not a complete newbie.

So will the TA have me back or not? Im 26 so im gettin on abit now ha ha...
 
#2
Got to question your commitment is my first reaction.

You've already offered two excuses , in your opening remarks. Sorry if that sounds harsh but there it is.

If you'd said "I'm self-employed, and just had a young baby" etc , then I could understand your concerns. You should also be advised, that you are now expected,( though nothing as far as I know has ever been officially said, we just slid into it by default) to do an operational tour. No biggie you ight think , but it is if your wife is 2 months pregnant when the brown envelope drops.

My advice, is to talk it through with your girlfriend, though I suspect I can imagine what she thinks. You may need to come up with a better line than "Getting dirty in camo" to justify it to her, women is clever like that :( I'd also think carefully about where your career is likely to be in two years time as well.

I'm having a thick Saturday , what is the RSC?
 
#3
royal shakespeare company
 
#8
Ditch the girlfriend, give up paintballing and join the TA. Visit the ex-girlfriend in 2 years time and see if she still wants you. If she doesn't, then you've saved yourself from a big mistake.

Should I have been a Padre?
 
#9
putteesinmyhands said:
Ditch the girlfriend, give up paintballing and join the TA. Visit the ex-girlfriend in 2 years time and see if she still wants you. If she doesn't, then you've saved yourself from a big mistake.

Should I have been a Padre?
Ditch the girlfriend. Thats a bit harsh. After all Ive been with her nine years, more than most marriages last nowadays.
 
#10
..........so your girfriend will "no doubt" want to start a family? What about you? If you have been together 9 years surely you have discussed your expectations of marriage thoroughly? At 26 you are very young - if you don't join now you may regret it later and blame the gf...........have a deep think about it before making a decision
 
#13
And if she does, there goes your bounty....

msr
 
#15
black_taxi said:
Royal Corps of Signals ??? = RCS,
RSC= Royal Shakespeare coy

both = aload of luvvies
Cheers
B_T

Now is the winter of our discount tents!
 
#17
Allright lads. Lets not have a Tempest of Jokes.
 
#19
Yeah we dont want a Comedy of Errors here!
 

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