Hey all, basically I want to join the forces and am very interested in the RE/REME, It say you can specialise and do various courses and by the looks of it you can do most of them through your career, would really like to become a Diver and also do the Parachute course to get my wings, but does doing the commando (marines) course let you do more solider type hands on work? Basically I would like to do infantry type stuff but would liek to get a skill at the same time. I had previously wanted to join the parachute regiment, but am seriously thinking bout the REME. due to picking up various skills and also wanting to become a diver is possible. My questions are: By doing the Parachute/Commando course, will you be doing more stuff with the infantry or just the same stuff as them, or will you be stuck back somewhere fixing things? I am aware that if you do the parachute course you go to 16th Air Assault and if you do the Commando course you go to 59 Squadron (I think). But will you get to go into battle with the marines as a marine and vice versa for the para's? Also if that is the case and you do more active infantry work can you do weapons specialisation and gain new skills such as Sniper and be a more usefull man to your unit? Also from experience how hard is it to ge ta chance to do these specilisations and how often do they run and how long does it take to apply and get to do it. I know htere are a lot of questions but I would love to hear some feedback and answers, Cheers in advance!