First of all im in the process of joining up im heading for a look at life course on november 10th which i hope will help, during my recruitment my questions have only been half answered vague answers at that. Iv been doing alot of research online and through talking to friends who are now civvies. iv seen the show namely the undercover reporter about the bullying etc and from what i seen he hadnt much to go on, the army is i believe a tough job and disapline is key throughout the whole thing so if some wee shit is giving back chat and messing about with a weapon then they only deserve a good puch in the head for at the end of day thats the guy some poor soldier is going to be fighting along side at some stage of the game. HOWEVER i also believe there is bullying in the army on a daily basis and i just want to know what scale to? At the end of the day if i do join and a recruit like myself tries to give me a hard time i wouldnt havnt no bother telling them where to get of at, but if it was a person of authority i dont know how i would deal with this?. Also there is the papers and news saying about all the men/woman leaving the army over mental issues and cos of the war. To my understanding there where men/ woman in the army for 10/ 15 years maybe longer training for a war that might happen then when it did they left the army cos of the risk on there life shoud they be sent out, i dont get this at all, surely everyone is well aware of what they are talking on joining the army? Basically there is thousands of people leaving the army at the minute and they are clearly running from somthing and i just want to know a bit more about it so i know what im getting myself in for. As much info as possible about the whole thing would be much appreciated.