I know there have been lots of threads of students joining the TA etc, but this is another one. I hope not to cover the same ground as previous messages. I'm going to have a look round a TA Sigs unit soon, with some friends from uni, who are all interested in joining. Would being students be problematic for completing TAFS (or whatever it is now) etc, as we can only really do it in the holidays? One of my friends is looking to apply to regular army, with a hope of joining in 2008/09, so would it be a waste of time for him to apply to TA? The same regiment covers the area where I go to uni, and my home town (although different squadrons) so would it be possible to transfer to my home squadron during the summer? Is it possible to be "mobilised" to a regular army unit in the UK or Germany rather than going on operations? Finally, are there courses I could go on in holidays, as opposed to getting a summer job? Thanks for any replies and sorry for the long message!