Hello, I'm a 33 year old male, based in Northampton, and am looking to join the TA. This isn't the first time I have considered joining and for one reason or another (usually business related) I have stalled but this time I am determined not to let life slip away from me with regrets later in life. I run my own business as an IFA (Independent Financial Adviser), however deployment and hard work are what I want as an outlet from my office and pen pusher lifestyle. I am colour blind. In truth, I have no idea what "colour perception level" I am but I do know that the Ishihara tests (where you spot a number surrounded by bubbles) is totally impossible and I end up shouting random numbers like a bingo caller because I can't see anything. Will my colour blindness stop me from getting into the TA, or can anyone tell me which roles I will be restricted to? I live a mile away from a REME unit but I am more interested in the Rifles which are based in Milton Keynes (about 20 miles away). I am physically fit, have ran marathons, done triathlons so I feel my only concern is my level of colour blindness. If I am restricted to becoming a chef in Inverness I'll end up giving it a miss, so I was hoping someone who has been there (or in the know) can put my mind at ease (or not, as the case may be). Thanks.