I left the infantry after an SSC 9 months ago. Since then I've been working in London, getting pretty bored with office work... but not enough to re-join my regiment. However I chatted to a guy recently who, after 14 months out, went as a Watchkeeper to Afghanistan and encountered the FHTs there. He said that they were doing a good job, and that he'd been sorely tempted to take up the offer of attempting FHT selection with a view to an FTRS. His brief really re-lit my fire - One of the major reasons that I left was that I was frustrated at the prospect of being funnelled career-wise in a direction I didn't want. I really wanted to go for an FHT/Ajax but those avenues were closed off although I had good grades and my CO commented in my OJAR that my very brief stint as IO in Iraq showed that I had significant promise G2-wise. So I think its within my abilities. Obviously, there is a lot to be said for doubting the wisdom of someone re-joining after a relatively short time. But, that notwithstanding... Was the guy right - would it be possible for me to attempt FHT Selection? What are your thoughts about the role? I appreciate that this is a sensitive subject and potentially walt-ish/ newspaper material. However I'm not sure how to approach the issue through official channels. Please see my previous posts/ send me a PM if you'd like to check my credentials. Any advice gratefully recieved. Charlie.