I'm not dripping about my time in green kit, but was anyone else channeled into a corps they never considered when they walked into the careers office? I went into the careers office many moons ago, and did the I want to join the army routine . Filling in the rain forest of paperwork, I indicated my three choices for desired Regiment/Corps. I put down for Slime, teeny weeny airways, and The Paras. The bloke dealing with my case was from gunners (you can already see where this is going), he gave me the good news...I could apply for the corps I wanted. Short version Int Corps-9 month waiting list, Air Corps, 6 months waiting list, Para...oh mate a skinny little runt like you? Youâll have a helluva time getting throughâ¦never mind the 6 month waiting list, due to the sheer amount of nails blokes trying to get in....we had a lad in here last year-failed, red cape, red boots tall buildings, single bound etc etc. Ohâ¦do you have any suggestions? Well, The Gunners have slots for seismologists starting end of the month. They do? And they have para/commando/SF assets as well. They do?...erm OK I try them fellas then. Fast forward to Woolwich Barracks. Whatâre you here for? Gunner Tech-seismology. You wot??? errrr...Gunner Tech-seismology. Wot the f***inâ âell is one of them? You got gunner-weapons, gunner-driver or gunner-signalsâ¦Wot one is you? wanna be a seismologist...mumble mumble. Blur of movementâ¦slapâ¦.OW! Get over there pondlife. Youâre a f***inâ signaller, cosâ you clearly canât f***inâ 'ear properly! My long and laboured point is this. When you joined, did the careers office (aka lying b@st@rds) use âartistic licenceâ and âcreatively vocaliseâ about the various tasks undertaken by your âchosenâ arm/unit to get you aboard? I doubt very much that I'm the only one this happened to.