Oct 1960 recruiting office in Liverpool, Me: a young naive 171/2 year old ME: I want to join the RA please Rec sgt: "RA ? RA ? no my son thereâs no adventure with that lot, its the tanks you should be joining" Me: My dad and two brothers where in the RA and said its the best . Rec Sgt: Well its ok, but for getting the girls and a great time its the tanks you should be joining, here look at these photo's (produces photos of tanks speeding along bloody great cloud of dust from the rear) That could be you in a few months commanding your own tank: And look at the uniform they wear" (more pics Guys in blues, yellow striped down legs, chain mail on shoulders)The girls love it he said I was hooked from that moment couldnât put pen to paper fast enough. Fast forward to Feb 1961 Catterick, In a line of nigs getting my kit issued. get to the end of the line bloody kit piled above my head, Cpl throws two cap badges over the counter I looked at them and see a two headed bird. Me: "Cpl im not in this regiment: Cpl. "what the bloody hell you on about. NAME? Me: "Smith Cpl and Iâve joined the tanks" Cpl: Looking at his list "your in the 14/20th King Hussars and there in tanks. Me: No cpl I mean the tanks Cpl: Screaming "GERROUT NOW, any complaints go see your Sqd instructor" Me: "but Cpl Iâve signed up for the tanks in liverpool: Cpl: "gerrout my bloody sight NOW" The long and short of it was after chatting with the sqd instructor i didnât have much option so it was the 14/20th for me. I would have been able to sue that Rec sgt these days, how the hell was I supposed to know about all these different regiment, thought the tanks was a regiment and that was it. so I didnât choose my regiment, it was chosen for me, anyone else have the same experience. Anyone wondering about my name carabinier , I had the pleasure of serving in two of the finest regiments. happy days though.