Well I have a girlfriend I've been with for 4 years - and my mums pretty ill so would still like time to see her often - but I young and I've wanted to join the infantry since I left school, I need to do it now before I get too old and start regretting it lol - seriously though any suggestions where's a good place to go if you want a good laugh ? I've been told guards spend shit loads of time polishing everything - ( not really my thing )
Why dont you go to Chechnya and join the Kadyrovsky's....there you will be pissed on, beaten up, forced to lift kettlebells until your bones snap, shot at, chased and beaten up....after all that...you will become a real man.
You want to join a regiment that is close to where you are from so you can go home every weekend, thought about joining the ta? You'll just be wasting your's and everyone elses time by rocking up at Catterick and crying because you can't see the Mrs for a few weeks. What about going on tour for 7 months and only going home for 2 weeks? Will your mrs of 4 years (who you've been with since 15) be willing to wait that long for you to finish training? Or when you're on tour?
Bin the bird, if you get into the army and pass out your new mates will only be hanging out the back of her. If you've been told that The Guards spent all day polishing things, you've been ill informed. Look on the MOD website, you can see all the units in The British Army and where they are based just now (they will all move from time to time).
You could always try to get in The Royal Marines and if you pass out from there, put in for a posting to 45Cdo RM.