I've started the whole recruiting process and have got as far as my pre selection but in need of sum advice! I started out with the mind set that I'm gonna stay single until I have completed both phase of basic training then start looking for someone once I'm in the Royal Engineers but I have now met a girl who I feel totally smittend with. I'm an old boy now ( not to shy of 30!!!) and know the difference between a school boy crush and somthing more seirious!!! The only thing she is worried about is not seeing me for really long lenghts of time when on tour and getting based miles away from her! Do I get any choice of locations when I apply for army acomerdation and how long would I most likely be on tour, is it true that it could be six months at a time? How much leave will I get? Please if anyone is part of the RE and have a girlfriend/wife on civvy street please could you help me out? Really don't want to ask my recruiting officer, I have full support from my friends and fam about joining and I don't want him to think that I'm only intrested in getting time off!!! Sorry for the bad spelling ;p respect to all that fight to make Britain Great!!!