Hello, I am new here, I am a former Royal Air Force medic about to qualify as an ODP and I considering joining the TA. I just had a questions: Will I practice as an ODP if deployed? I know I start as Private which doesn't bother me to be honest unless it means I cannot do the job I have been training for. I only ask as I heard a rumour from a semi-reputable source that I would only be treated as a CMT-1. Is there any truth to this, I was an SAC with four years experience and one tour of Basrah and a CMT 3 qualification. Hope someone can help, Nate.