Cant see us leaving Germany any time soon, for one thing there is no space for the men/equipment to go on this side. Look at St. Athans, that is supposed to be operational by 2015, but there has been no construction started, and IIRC the contracts with the construction companies havent been signed. Add to that the fact that the planning permission obtained runs out some time this year and we have a typical scenario. So any new areas developed for the units based out there to come back to probably wouldnt be ready this side of 2030....
She doesn't want to go to Germany? It's (almost) as cracking for young pads as it is for singlies. Not only do you get a bit of extra cash, you'll do things together that you'll still be talking about in years to come. If you base everything around what your missus wants, you'll probably have a pretty frustrating career.
I'm in your neck of the woods and, much as I love Brum, I'd take a job fixing G10 bikes to be back in Hameln...
Go down to the nearest club / bar when your at your unit, loads of replacements. Dont be c*** struck if the one you have at the moment is dictating your career, she will ultimately lose against needs of the army.
When in the 70's braindead? Don't forget we knew nothing different then!
It was my first posting in '77 and I thought it was brilliant (then!) I suppose it's what you made of it wherever you were but I wouldn't change anything really!
She ain't moaning but gotta be fair as thinking about this long term I'm not a little kid so done all the playing the field and I know what I want she under stands about going on tour as all my mates are in the army and been to afganistan Iraq and Kosovo
you haven't mentioned your preferred Trade.....there's no point in asking for somewhere until you know what job you are going to do....a bit like asking for a Geo/Toppo posting when you might be a Fitter......catch my drift?
And you won't get much of an idea until you are well into your training.....you never know, you might not even like it.
things have probably changed in the last 10 years but in training we had to pick 2 choices from a list of 3 - UK North, UK South or Germany.
Even now we can only put preferences in for area's so say you ask for Cambridgeshire hoping to get posted to 33 you could get posted to Waterbeach. The preferences are a guide for Glasgow but you go where the Army need you simple as!
As others have said though if you get offered Germany rip their hand off. I've been UK based all my career and regret not having been in Germany yet (got posted to Germany for my current posting but the unit moved back to the UK before I got there)