Hey, Now i know their is 100 more threads on this but they do not answer what i wish to know, Since my recruiter and the job briefs dont help at all. My date to joining is coming closer and i want to make sure i made the right choice, and i was somehow talked into going infantry not a problem for me but my second choice is special observer RA, which i have always liked the sound off but have put it behind everything else since i could never find out what i wanted to know so if you good chaps could help with a few questions to help me decide. If i fail the 4/7 16 week patrols course do i have to go to another gunner regiment or can i just transfer to infantry?, as my recruiter put it his words not mine "Your not the type of person who would want to be stood behind a light gun all tour blah blah wah" which is why i am also skeptical about putting this option as it is clearly not for me. What is daily life like in 4/7 on base and on tour, I expect your not going to be doing patrols and living in a hide spying on terry taliban all 6 months on tour and ive heard you are only used when you are needed, I.e twice in the whole tour if that rest you are pulling the cord on the as-90,obviously if you are always busy doing your job you trained to do - observing the enemy in a hide in your little team thats fooking great. I had a good think about posting such a sad thread up on ARRSE but i needed input.