I have recently, unsuccessfully, applied to become an Ammunition Technician in the Regulars. I am currently considering my options and one option is to join the Territorial Army and get my qualifications squared away before applying for a Queens Commission. I am, unsurprisingly, having trouble deciphering whats what with the Territorial Army. Hopefully, someone on ARRSE could give me the heads up, I have had a good read on the ARRSEwiki but still have a few questions. My local regiment is 254 (General Support) Medical Regiment (Volunteers). I am not from a medical background though, but have been assured by a Captain from the Recruiting Team this will not be a problem. How effective can a civilian be in this role? Also, does anyone have any information they would like to share on this regiment? What is the score on restrictions to Man Training Days? I had a read HERE and it seems to differ between units, any ideas on this unit? Also, if I were to train as a Combat Medical Assistant, in what role would I deploy? Are there many opportunities to deploy in this role? All help gratefully appreciated.