Easy all, I'm 23 years old and I'm looking for something else. Have always fancied a military career, but ended up blagging a decent career in civvie street and meeting a cracking woman ya da ya da. Seeing as I spent my younger years in the ATC I was looking seriously at the RAF Regiment. I've already seen many topics here on them, though the main concern for me was 2 years of training only to end up deployed miles away from anything interesting. I'm not a lunatic, but if I'm going to do this, then I want to get stuck in. So, really, my question is the same for the TA. I believe that I'm doing this for the 'right reasons' in the sense that I have every intention of deploying when the time is right (Permission already sought by employer). If I join the TA Infantry, first - what are my chances of being deployed, and if deployed, will I be doing something genuinely useful? I'd love to hear about some of the roles that have been fulfilled by the TA in Iraq and Afghanistan and anybodies experience. Cheers!