Right, I was awarded the TAVR before the changeover to the VRSM. I got 1 and a half years knocked off the qualification time due to 3 and a bit years regular service. (So 1.5 "discount" plus 11 years TA) I left in 2002 but have since rejoined, but in the RAF Aux. I have just had notice from the Sqn Leader that I am eligable for the VRSM as they have just received confirmation of my Army/TA service. (only took 2 years!) Is this normal?? He is saying that as I had completed 10 years + total service with the TA and the RAF Aux I qualified for the VRSM Surely the VRSM qualification time would only start from the date the TAVR was issued......so in my case, 6 or so months TA then 2 and a half years RAF...so no qualification... Seems really strange being told I can wear a TAVR and a VRSM but I have seen this twice now, within the RAF. Any thoughts?