Right, I know that I am going to get a virtual shoeing for asking this but: What is the application and training process when a TA soldier applies to become a TA officer? Is it the same as for someone who applies 'off the street'? I have been told to expect two interviews with senior officers after which (assuming success) I will join a regional officer training corps for around a year with a view to eventually doing three weeks at Sandhurst. At what point does a potential TA officer attend the TCB, is this after some time with the OTC or before they join the OTC? Am I correct in thinking that the standards at the TCB are the same as RCB?