Hi, im joining the regular army and gonna do my basic on march 9th. I chose the port operator trade because thats what i studied back in my home country. I am told i will be posted in marchwood southampton. Can anyone shed some light on what life is like at the base in marchwood, is it a good trade? what are the chances of getting a job on the ports at southampton after my time in the army is up? when its time for deployments to iraq or afgan, will we be based there or do we just drop stuff off and leave? do we travel a lot over the world? I asked the army for dvd's or booklets on the trade but they said a specific one is not available. thanks for your replys.