Hey guys, Wondering if someone can clear this up for me! Basically im applying as officer to the Paras and have been told at my AOSB briefing by two selection officers that if i was to go in as a soldier first i would not be readmitted back into the parachute regiment as an officer, after i finally took my officer training. The reason i want to go in as a soldier is because a drink driving conviction/ban prevent me from attending sandhurst until Sept. '09. Im pretty much devoted to the idea of the Parachute Reg and have not chosen any alternative regiments. One thing i was thinking of was joining 4 PARA as TA soldier for the next year until i have my AOSB main board in May (delayed due to my ban...), but the Selection officers down in Westbury were unsure of how this would affect my future in the regiment as an officer. Need help! So please, any thoughts would be much appreciated, and also any reasons why the Parachute regiment refuse to readmit soldiers recently turned officers, Thanks v much, Si.