Hello,

So I have been looking into the army, aside from the fact that i have always been drawn to it, I'm sick of civvie life.

I am immediately drawn to the infantry as I like the whole "purest form of soldiering" aspect. I love risks and doing anything that gets the adrenaline pumping, also spending time outside is a big plus as I hate sitting indoors doing boring work confined to a desk etc.

But on the other hand I'm also drawn to the REME, more specifically armoured engineers. From what I have researched online, it would seem the armoured engineers also work on the front lines with the infantry building bridges, blowing up bridges etc, etc. And occasionally giving combat support to the infantry.

Am I right in thinking that the armoured engineers still see combat, and spend the majority of there time outside? Or is it more centred around the vehicles and working indoors on maintance and the mechanical side of things.

I'm really looking for any information I can get on either Infantry or Armoured Engineers, for example there Day to day life on camp and what to expect.

Lastly, has anyone got any experience or information on "Combat Assault Engineers". From what I have read you'd have to specialise in that area after completing the Infantry course.

Thankyou in advance and any information is greatly appreciated.
 
If you want to be a god amongst men, join the Engineers (even the Armoured Farmers though they are they least of us). If you feel you won't need to count above 10 without taking your socks and shoes off to use your toes, join the Infantry. Simples.

In all seriousness though, I am out of date but if you want to provide support on the frontline you're looking at being a Combat Engineer in a Field Squadron.
Combat Engineer - British Army Website

As mentioned, go to the Sapper Forum. Some rather nice chaps have done quite a bit of work there.
 

Tallshort

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**** you bloody field mouse!
If you want to be a god amongst men, join the Engineers (even the Armoured Farmers though they are they least of us). If you feel you won't need to count above 10 without taking your socks and shoes off to use your toes, join the Infantry. Simples.

In all seriousness though, I am out of date but if you want to provide support on the frontline you're looking at being a Combat Engineer in a Field Squadron.
Combat Engineer - British Army Website

As mentioned, go to the Sapper Forum. Some rather nice chaps have done quite a bit of work there.[/QUOTE
 
I'm ex 2AES and a former tank commander. The Regiment (32 AES) was brilliant when I was with it and I don't think it has changed much.
 

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