This might be a stupid question but here goes. I left the regular Army about three years ago but being a bit of a pervert I miss the guns, communal showers and endless conversations about the characteristics of a 5.56 round so am thinking about joing the TA. I know it's like asking to join a football team but not play on Sundays so ready for the abuse to pour - the problem is I cant take 6 months out of my job. I run a business which I can't leave alone for more than a few weeks without it going tits up. This would put me and the people who I employ in the sh1t if I deployed for more than a few weeks. I have thus far assumed that this rules me out of joining the TA in the current climate but thought I'd ask.. Can I join the TA but NOT delpoy?? Has anyone got any experience of TA war dodging? Can it be done!