I apologise if this is in the wrong place or if it has all ready been done. I am considering joining the TA and was just wondered if i have to pay for equipment. I was in the cadets and we got the uniform free, with a deposit, and on certain camps we got things for just that time, everything else we had to buy. I know that in the regulars you have to buy your own stuff, because that they give you is 'bad' according to my relatives who have been in the army. So what do you get 'free' and what do i need to buy. This is so i can save. If you have prices of things that would be great. thanks.