I am a 21 year old police officer and am interested in joining the TA. Originally I thought of joing the regulars (infantry) in order to eventually go on tour and get involved. However, I was advised by some regular guys on their forum that due to the pay drop it would be a lot more sensible to look at joing the TA, doing the training and then opting to go on tour. The problem is due to my work I cannot guarantee every weekend in order to do the training. Is there a way around this? And also how well received are the TA by regulars, especially on tour and are you facing the same things in TA infantry as the regulars? Many thanks.