Hiya guys i just wondered if i could pick the brains of some of the more experienced infanteers amongst you. Firstly i'd just like to say RIP to the brave men that lost their lives the past 10 tragic days, condolences to all their family and friends. I'm set to be off for basic training in autumn to join the infantry hopefully 2 PWRR. Now these questions may make me sound rather cowardly but that's not the intention as i plan on making this my career for life despite any dangers involved. No doubt this will sound pathetic to those serving but from recent media and particularly the events of the last couple of weeks i'm quite scared about the dangers of being out in theatre. I am however not an idiot i know any conflict is going to have some level of danger but i was wondering if i could get any insight into how dangerous/frightening it genuinely is serving out in afghanistan in the current climate. What is the frequency/intensity of contacts etc? Again i apologise if anyone takes offence from this as i have nothing but respect for anyone and everyone who puts their life on line for the love of their country and comrades. I appreciate any input and advice that anyone cares to impart, and don't worry i wont start weeping if anyone decides to call me a vagina etc. Cheers. Josh.