I've always flirted with the idea of joining the forces. Mainly down to the family influence on my mums side. My grandad was a Para and both my uncles were in the Royal Anglians (The Pompadours). So the influence has always been there. I'm 20 years old, 21 in December. I never wanted to join so young, and miss out on certain things in life. I've had my fun, now's time to sort shit out! I'm thinking about enquiring this time next year. My dilemma is, should I go for Infantry or Royal Engineers? Obviously this is a question ultimately only I can answer for myself. I want to join infantry so I can get involved in some action, only problem is doesn't the infantry leave you a bit fucked for a career choice when you leave? On the other hand, I could learn a decent trade in the Engineers. How good a qualification can I get from them though?