Im starting a uni in Liverpool in September, im wondering weather to join the RNR or TA(AR). 1) Past all the recruiting mumbo jumbo of it being fab and all shiny whats life really like in the RNR? 2) Do you ever get deployed or just once every 10 years? 3) Whats the best branch to join? im looking at Seaman or Information Operations. I have no A-levels but iv been told theirs a good chance my educational equivalent is suitable as an equivalent. 4) Whats officer training like and how long does it take? 5) Is it possible to commission from the ranks? and what qualifications do you need? and how far in training or rank do you need to achieve?