Hi there. My workmate has recently tried to join the TA. After spending ages trying to find a unit who would take him (ex-reg, 34 turning 35 years old) he finally found one. However, this unit turned out to be a right pile of cock. No recruiting team, no interest in doing anything with the recruits and no idea of rules and regulations with regard to what they can actually do with newbies. Just as he was about to jack the whole TA idea in a unit that he had previously been turned down by (due to the incompetance of thier admin staff) contacted him saying that he could join them but carrear prospects may be limited. He took this on the chin and went for a chat. He was well impressed and decided that said unit was the place for him. His old unit phoned him a few weeks later asking where he had been and so he explained why he left and it didn't go down too well. They said that they would block him joining any other TA unit. This seems like an empty threat to me as he has not signed anything saying he would join his unit. I've told him to inform his new unit and hopefully they will be able to sort this out but I'm not 100% certain. Can someone in the know spread some light on this as he's not sure where he stands.