If you think this is a bit bone, go to the NAAFI or something, hoping for a serious discussion hereâ¦.. (and really putting my head on the chopping block for this) The abridged version is this: Do you now after doing your stint, and having been successful in your civi-career, at a later stage of life find yourself getting bored, and wishing you could join up again? I did my (not very long) stint, without really getting stuck in. My head was full of all the other ambitions I had, but couldnât achieve in the Army. So I left, and have had a very exciting and fulfilling life, and have achieved just about all of the ambitions I had. There are two things niggling me. At the time I jacked in my commission in order to achieve other things, it didnât occur to me that at a later stage of life I would see my army time as an uncompleted chapter. The other thing is, I am getting very bored. I have a very well-paid responsible job, live in a great country (Norway), lots of outdoor activities, charge up and down mountains in boots and on skis, big hobby-projects (restoring an old house amongst other things), great family and good social life. The problem is I canât bear the thought of doing this for another 15 years. So why should I? Same as you - wife and family. Wish I could just don a uniform, and get posted off somewhere and overdose on Army life again. Any other sad feckers out there ?????