I've been looking at joining the REME, and the two trades that caught my eye were Metalsmith and Aircraft Technician. The only problem is, I'm struggling to choose which one to go for. My background. I'm 22, spent a few years with the RMR, but I'm currently working in a bike shop (efforty push bike things, no motors unfortunately) as head mechanic. It's not that great, and I'm looking for something better, and remembering how much I enjoyed being in green before, I'm back to look at the army (but looking to get a trade and have something to show for my time) I've been discussing this with my family, and they've been saying go for Air tech as it's "better" and "harder" (presumably because the careers site lists higher quals to come out with). Basically, I'm on the scrounge for opinions. Is there anything I desperately need to know about either? Any vicious rumours? General "my trade is better" abuse? Cheers in advance.