There are troops in my unit that have completed basic training, but still cannot master or comprehend basic military skills. One being marching, so unless you have been in the TA for a while or youâre a switched on cookie, I would opt to start from the beginning and start training again.
Whether you can transfer straight in I donât know, but if you do, you will always be known as the TA bloke, regardless of how good you are.
This is always evident when you make a mistake, in which we all do.
There is no minimum return of service. You want out, give your kit back and go. And no, there's no time bar on applying to the regs. In fact, ask your OC /PSAO nicely and you can apply while you're still in the TA...
If you are going from TA 'them" to regular, you have to do the entire course. If you are joining Regs green army, then you have do do basic again, this was the case when I was an ATR instructor in 2003!. But as mentioned in previous posts, basic is the best time you will have in the army (well one you will always remember) Asked the old and bold to name NCO's through there career and they might struggle, ask them who there section commander was in basic they will tell you straight away.
I've just passed recruit selection for AAC whilst still with my TA RE regt, handing in my kit in the next few weeks and my reg phase 1 starts april time. Joined TA sept 06 and finished my RT weekends but am doing phase 1 again anyway, no-one likes people who short cut, and I'd rather not be remembered as that TA cnut who only did a few weeks basic......
I was looking into this I was told by the recruiters that you might get bumped up the training a bit due to having experience but personally I would opt to start it all over again might learn a few new bits or at least you will bond with the people your with.