This could sound a little strange. After lurking here for a while and reading about the drain of middle ranking offrs, and keeping an eye on the UK broad-sheets and reading about the problems with life over there and the current Government, my better half and I are considering moving to your fine country and seeing if the MOD wants a sapper officer from the colonies. It won't be sight unseen as we have lived there for a couple of years (about five years ago). I have had mixed reactions from the Brits that I have spoken to here in Australia - from it's all crap and you will live in a hovel, to you and your family will have a great time and it will be a wonderful opportunity. I am at the tipping point of making formal moves, but I would like some more feedback on the lifestyle (rather than working-got a fair handle on that) aspects of the British Army. My major concern is going over and 'landing the family in it' so to speak.