Okay, I am from Sri Lanka and wish to join the British army as a soldier. I am currently in my 2nd year of BSc computing, British university I always wanted to wear a uniform and hate office jobs. However my goal is to join the FFL someday.. i hope i'd get a better chance of joining them after a period of service in the British army. So please enlighten me on the chances i would have... Would I have any advantage with my DipHE(BSc 2nd year..) CCNA and CCNP? Or would it be better if i come with my degree? Physically I am well fit i think with a little bit of belly fat which i am going to get rid of lol. Although I can not swim , going to learn it though and finally, do they pay your parents some cash if you die in the battlefield? maybe insurance or something? Why i don't join the SL army is that, the pay is low(ok i am not patriotic, fine), and chances are very very limited. Please dont hate me lol.... thank you, have a nice day!