Hello there. I am hoping to join the TA and train to be a CMT. I'm waiting for the informational DVD to be delivered and I haven't spoken to anybody relevant at a recruiting office yet (calling again during office hours on Monday) so I was just wondering if anybody on here with a spare minute or two could give me a bit of advice please. I have no previous medical experience, but I am a former Infantryman. Been a Civilian for five long and meaningless years. Would I be eligible to join or do they really want NHS staff or other people who already have experience or knowledge? What are the deployment prospects like and is there a rough timeline on how long it usually takes for somebody to get themselves up to the required standard and qualification to be deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere? Sorry for such a long post. thank you for your time. Pmoor.