new rules have to be implemented with immediate effect that state TA applicants must be 18 years old in order to join. They can start the application process 28 days before their 18th birthday. They are not even allowed to come into a TAC unless they have a parent or guardian with them. Apparently this is all to do with Duty of Care legislation and Safeguarding Policy. As TA recruits ages differ widely you could have a 17 year old sharing accommodation with a 40 year old which is why this reaction. Those who have already done a selection are exempt as are those who are already in training. I am left wondering how the Regulars deal with the different ages they recruit. Do they segregate under 18's from older soldiers?