Pretty much what it says on the tin - I'm not sure whether most newbies introduce themselves to the forum or not, so after lurking for a few weeks, laughing my arse off at the various threads (all the mlaaaar threads, and the "DS quotes"/"phrases for use in the field" threads) I thought I'd give it a go. Nickname's Squid, spent a year or so as a STAB back in my yoof, was your typical 17/18 year old, annoyed lots of people and fell out with it (not badly, didn't severely annoy anyone, just wasn't right for me at the time). Worked a couple of crappy civilian jobs since, and after much thought, have decided to give it (it = Army, not TA) another go - I'm 22 now, and have (I'd like to think, at least!) matured a lot, and having seen what civilian jobs are like, coupled with the fact that I want to actually do something with my life, I've got to go to the AFCO next week (for the second time), with a view to starting the ball rolling in the direction of the Army Air Corps . So yeah, I'm a civ*lian at the minute, but hopefully not for too long. Wish me luck, all helpful advice and good karma appreciated Winchester here I come, all being well .