Just a quick update, although not much news: have done my medicals and sent in the "police certificates". I have then contacted my CO last week who's response was very short:
"At this stage there is no further information required from you in relation to this application. We will contact you as soon as the application process has been finalised or if there is any further information required.
The current processing time is 8-9 months from the date of lodgement of your application. Your application was lodged on 9 August 2012."
If anyone has a more "chatty" CO, it would be great to see what they say