Hi all, new to the forum.I have searched to see if this topic is anywhere else on the forum and couldnt find it... Iv joined the TA (infantry) and am about to complete my recruit training. Im soon going to be a university student in September but desperate to tour next summer. My unit is supposedly going to Afghan for a six month tour but due to exams etc I can only commit from June to October (roughly) and have been told my chances off going are very small. Is it possible to do shorter lenght tours, would I have to retrain in a more specialist trade, I tried to working out which TA unit's are on tour next summer and thought about leaving my unit to join another who would allow to me tour for a shorter lenght of time but its impossible to know who is touring when. I cant take a year out of uni to do a six month tour because im doing a five year course....advice would be much appreciated!.