After a bit of research, it turns out any member of the Armed Forces can take a career break of anything from three months to three years providing it 'does not affect operational effectivness' and the individual can restart his/her career where they left off. All that is required is a nod from your old man and a contact telephone number in case of world war three ect. Has anybody on this site ever taken advantage of these career breaks, and if so, is there any advice for a soldier with eight years exp and good future prospects who has got major itchy feet for world travel outside the unvaried package holidays the army always offer/tell me to go on (joke, I am actually keen as fcuk but just a little bored). Any info or advice would be appreciated. Also ideas on what to do and where to go for six months out the army.