This might be a daft question but does anyone know of a person who remains in the TA while working abroad? Just to explain my situation. I'm about to start a 2 year contract in the Gulf States, starting with a 3 month probation. I get a 2 month summer break when I plan to come home and train with the TA. Could I say stay in the TA for that 2 year period training during the summer while obviously waving any right to a bounty as I will not be immediately available for mobilisaton?