OK, here goes, attempt number two after the forum so kindly ate my last post. Hello all First, a bit about myself. As you can see this account was made in 2007, when I was first considering joining up. However, that time around my family moved out to the Middle east while I was about to go through with the recruiting process. I had a choice, stick with the military or go and see some of the world. I chose to see some of the world with the assumption that I could always come back later for the military. I now live in Malaysia after leaving the United Arab Emirates when that part of the world went tits up (Memo to world leaders: don't build effing huge skyscrapers without first ensuring your country has good roads, sewage lines, schools, hospitals etc and that make what we laughably call 'civilization'). I'm just about done with my A-levels, having skipped sixth form becuase it was full of ******* and decided it would be much more fun to work and then study at night school... the jury is out on that. Thus, another crossroads is coming up with regards to career and university, the military seems to be calling again. So, without further ado, some questions: - I have now not set foot in Blightly for about three years (two and a half in the UAE and about six months in Malaysia) and thus, I think this will cause some problems, especially since I may well consider doing my university stuff abroad. Does anyone have any info on this and ways around it? - I am into my flying and all that stupid stuff, so the AAC is, as it was before, my first choice. What is the best method into the AAC? If memory serves from three years ago, joining straight up into it is either not possible and/or ill advised. - Coupled to the above, what sort of degree I should be considering? Yes, I was fed the line about 'only needing two A-levels' but we all know that it's pretty much BS, you need that degree ideally. - That said about the AAC, apparently I'm 'good' with intelligence etc. However, I'm not entirely sure what this entails other than reading stuff stamped 'top secret' (that no one cares about) and wearing a uniform (badly). Even the army website is decidedly bare on the subject so any help appreciated. - Finally I am a practicing Muslim and thus will most likely have the shite kicked out of me (I'm cynical at best). I fully understand this but would like to know if there is someone I can speak to who was in the same position and has been through it before. Thanks for reading my junk and replying.