Hi all. I'm a 17 year old who wants to join the infantry and am struggling to pick a regiment and hope you could provide some answers. All my family who served (bar 3 who were navy) have served in the Gordon Highlanders. Obviously the Gordons no longer exist and so, over a pint, I asked my Grandad (ex-Gordon) what I should join. He told me anything except the new Royal Regiment of Scotland as it has been so amalgamated I wouldn't be serving in an individual, proud, Gordon regiment, more a mash-up of different Scottish cultures with rock-bottom morale. I'm still willing to have a look but he described the Gordons as "Professional but out for fun" and he, along with several of his ex-Gordon mates said that after the amalgamation the Gordon culture was wiped out and (apparently) a large number of Gordons left as they just couldnât deal with the new regiment. If I were to join 4 Scots, would it be anything like the Gordons or should I not bother with joining a family regiment anymore? Also, I was born in England when my mum and dad were house-hunting for my dadâs new job at the time, lived back up in Scotland for a bit then moved down to England where I have stayed since. Although I do have a Scots lilt from my parents and family (all from Aberdeenshire area) I do sound English when compared to the family. Would this be a problem in a Scottish regiment now? Basically, I have a strong pride and connection to a regiment that hasnât existed since I went to the amalgamation parade in 1994 and have developed an English-sounding accent since then. Should I join 4 Scots for a family connection that could have changed massively in 14 years or just go for the local English regiment even though I don't feel any connection to them?