How do, I eventually want to join RA as a Special Observer but have been advised to get experience in another role before doing this. I think the Infantry sound right for me but i'm confused as to the roles they perform. If I joined as an Armoured Assault soldier, would that be the job I do for my whole Infantry career? Or do they change roles? Eg could I find myself doing Armoured Assault one year, then my regt changing to Light Role? How often do they change? Do you HAVE to join your local regt? Cheers chaps.