This is my first time on this forum & i'm needing a bit help. I've decided that i'm going to join up, however i'm stuck between the infantry & engineers. My first choice is def infantry, and would see this as a long term career move. However all i hear is bad things about army life, i.e poor living conditions, boredom e.t.c This is where the R.E come in, if i was to join as an engineer ( i have the qualifications) then at least if i were to leave after four years, then i would be leaving with a trade. What i'm really asking is what army life is really like. Infantry is without doubt what i want to do & i realise the hard work involved , i just want to know what lifes like when you're not working? Any replies would be appreciated, cheers.