I did about 4 and a half years in the RCT. To be honest it wasn't that interesting although I did get my licences and got to see a bit of the world (but not much) which ultimately is why I joined. Personally I think NO ONE should serve any longer than 6 years in the Army. Think of all the mongs you have known who have done over 6 .....especially those 22 year Lance Jacks who leave the Army and are only any good for working for some 4 pounds an hour security company stagging on down Tescos. We had a bloke start at our place the other day who had done 12 years in the Parachute Regiment (allegedly) and I have never met such an unintelligent character in my life. This bloke literally has to be told when to go and take a dump. 12 years being told what to do has seriously screwed him up. All he does is bang on all day about how wonderful life in the Airborne brotherhood was and how many 'Craphats' he bashed up etc etc. Another bloke I worked with did 22 years in the Catering Corps although some of the things he supposedly did during those 22 years he would have been better suited to the SAS. He was telling me how he used to parachute into the jungle in Belize with a 10 man cookset on his back to get the dinner ready. Whats worrying is he was totally serious. I've never met 2 more full of schisse characters in my life. Obviously you cant beat it for top entertainment value though. But WHY do most blokes who do over 6 years come out as such total mongs????????? Are these 2 farkwits indicitive of most ex squaddies with over 6 years in?