I am in the process of applying for a commission (I have my AOSB briefing in 2 weeks) and I am wondering which Regiment to go for. My initial thought was either the Grenadier or Coldstream Guards but I have been talking to a couple of people who have said that you can't really go into a Guards Regiment without having some kind of private income. Is this the case? My ACA didn't mention this when I met him. Are there any Guards Officers who do not have a private income and is it possible to survive (uniforms, mess fees etc.) without one?