Hey, Am just about to finish my CSE course at Blandford and now starting to look into postings. I've decided to go for York first and get some hands on experience in my trade, but my long term goal is to eventually go for 216. Alot of people here tell me that 216 don't need techs and just make them carry out the operator role, is this true or are they just trying to put me off? Also what is the general attitude towards techs in 216? Is it the usual banter, or are they actually looked down on? Also on tour do the 216 techs ever get the chance to get out on the ground? I know you lot must get bored of people asking this, I enjoy the trade and know thats what I will be doing the majority of the time. But I can't stand the thought of being cooped up inside Camp Bastion for a whole six month tour. I joined the Army with the hope of actually getting out on the ground a bit. Thanks for your time.