I'm told this website is the place to get straight forward advice about my mobilization - with some of the usual army comments! I've been attached to the RY and trained as a CMT3 in preparation for Op Telic 8. I've been talking to people recently returned from Iraq to try to get some idea of what to expect - but being a FANY I end up meeting subalterns who insist they are fountains of knowledge and expertise, only to then admit that they haven't the faintest clue what life is like for a female ranker. So is there a girl recently returned willing to advise me? I've now been told so many tall stories..... everything from I'm certain to be eaten alive by camel spiders, to being told to take my own duvet and pillow because I'll be billeted in a luxury ensuite airconditioned hut.... I'll be sent with the Queens Dragoon Guards - but I haven't met one yet - so I really don't know what I'm getting myself into!