Please be gentle, whilst I have browsed for some time, I am a newbie with a request for honest responses. My son has been in sandier climes for some months and shortly has to decide whether to sign on or not. For an 'inducement' he has been told he will be put forward for 170 Infra. He is single now but I think that will change in the near future. I have read postings from you guys in 170 about how many times you deploy and the leave situation. Having read these comments I think he is being stitched up and what he is being told is a far cry from reality. I would be grateful for your very honest views bearing in mind possibly a new wife who has never been in a military/patch situation. Many thanks.