Hello guys, I have previously posted, presenting my wish to join the Parachute Regiment. But as any 17 year old lad does, i keep seeing this different regiments or sub units. I'll give you a brief overview of what i am looking for from life in the forces. I would like to do the usual travelling the world, meeting good friends Etc. I would also like to be part of an elite unit/regiment. I really want to see action to and be in the thick of it. When i initially filled in my app (before my dad refused to sign me in) I put my choices down as Para, Arty, Medical. Within the RA i have seen the sub units 4/73 sphinx and 148 FO. I have a couple friends who have served with these units and they have said they are elite in their own right and are truly in the thick of it too. Would these be a good alternative to the Parachute Regiment if you're looking for something more than just infanteering. Obviously the Artillery are not an infantry regiment but i understand those to sub units operate in a somewhat more infantry centralised role? Long range patrolling or calling in naval gunfire? The Medical side of things interests my too. With the option to serve with 16AA or 3Cdo Bdge. Also, as medics on the front line you usually are in the thick of it? The only thing that worries me about being drafted to medical is that not many of the SQ's are transferable to civvie street later on in life? Finally, although i would still love to be part of the Parachute Regiment i am just trying to put things in place so if i get through selection and all the interviews once i am old enough to join without parental consent, that if the recruiter gives me a call and says for example "Parachute Regiment intake is in 6 months, but there is a Arty/Med intake in 3" I could then make an informed decision that i would still get the 'action' side and the travel/experience side from the forces too? Along with an elite status? Thank you in advance for any replies.