Hi Guys, Would love some input here. I'm planning on joining up and If everything goes to plan I'll be winging my way to Catterick next month. Now I'm starting to get urined off because whenever people hear I'm joining the Infantry I get comments like 'If you can spell your own name your wasted on the Infantry' 'Why join the Infantry? you'll be known as a plank' 'Isn't the Infantry for thick people' and so on and so on!!! Why is this? I have met quite a few infantrymen and they aren't stupid! The reason I chose to join Infantry is because I see it as the purest form of soldiering and that is exactly what I wan't to be; A soldier! I dont want to drive lorries or sit in a tent 40 miles behind the lines listening to radio transmissions, I want to be on the front line, Can someone explain why this automatically means that you must be stupid?