Just been down the gym and a lad who trains there has just got through selection and got a date to start his basic training for the RAF Regiment. He's a decent bloke and we were having a bit of banter as im joining the Rifles. One of the other lads who used to be a Royal Green Jacket chipped in and said "Rock Ape's are just wannabe soldiers who would guard a plank of wood if you told them too". What's the main differences? Do RAF Reg go on patrol? Am I right in thinking the RAF Reg guard the bases and thats it? Any answers welcome.