I have just joined the TA and don't have any military background. No doubt I will get some sarky comments directed at my inane questions but here goes.. I was attested, went away with work for 3 weeks, then returned and I have just been issued with all my kit and have basically been told to turn up in it next week ready for inspection. How do I know where all the creases get ironed in my shirts, how to polish my boots (is it just the toe area that is highly polished?) I don't even know how to actually wear the beret or how to attach the cap badge! I know I am being a bit of an idiot but no one has explained any of this stuff to me and they seem to expect me to know it all by osmosis. Do I write my name in all my kit with permanent black marker pen or do I need to buy printed name tapes? Any help and advice gratefully accepted!