Hello. I'm joining the army in a couple of months as an aircraft technician, and I have a few questions that I'd be happy if you would answer. Thing is, I had some trouble choosing wether the REME was the right way to go. Before I went to the recruitment office I had plans of joining the infantry, because I thought the active lifestyle and camraderie was what I looked for. However, after a few weeks and a number of chats with some serving members, I decided to go for the REME. I am looking forward to the airtech job immensely, but I still have this annoying, nagging feeling that I should've gone infantry. I think the main reason for me choosing airtech was that I would get to do a fun job and maybe have a chance of getting a decent career in the civil side of aviation afterwards. I would like to know if I'm right about this? If I ever realised that the army wasn't for me, could I get a job as a tecnician, working on helicopters outside of the forces? The other issue is this feeling towards the infantry and so on. Is there any way to combine the technician job with some sort of posting to another, more "combat-like" unit, like for instance the engineers and their 59 commando? Can an airtech do p-company and the aacc, and if so, where would I get posted? And again, if so, would I only be working on helos or would I have some infantry style jobs to go along with that? What would happen if I woke up in five years time and realised that the REME wasn't for me, but the infantry probably was? Could I transfer to a different regiment and still keep the qualifications that I got as a tech? How many years before my previous work would amount to nothing? I know I'm getting way ahead of myself on most questions, but I'd appreciate it if someone would take the time to answer them all. I'm sure I've managed to insult someone with a poorly phrased remark or some bad spelling, but I assure you this was not my intention. Thank you.