I failed my main board last march and I'm planning on trying again after the summer. In my feedback letter they stated that "I might benefit from some time in the TA". At the time I took this on board and I contacted the TA on several occasions but they seemed to have no interest as they either sent me in circles or wouldn't write back. From others I've spoken to the TA in Northern Ireland seems to be a bit rubbish, to say the least, especially regarding trying to join (It took one friend a full year to get anything sorted and he was ex army, not sure if that has any relevance). Any way, The main question is could this hurt my chances second time round as I'm worried It will look as though I've effectively given two fingers to their helpful advice and decided to power on regardless. To be brutally honest I have no interest in joining the TA (no offence meant to anyone in the TA) as I want to join as a regular officer. A bit of a ramble there but I'd appreciate any feedback even if itâs to politely tell me to "F off".