Hi all, this is my first thread so go easy on me... As an aspiring RMAS cadet from a comprehensive school, I'm wondering why kids from private schools want to be in the army? I mean private school kids grow up in luxurious million pound homes and have every comfort they could wish for. Why then do they bother joining the hardship that is the army? I saw on the Sandhurst programme that cadets at RMAS have to clean floors and things and I cannot imagine many Etonians doing that! After that fun, then there's Afghan! I guess I'm wondering why people who could have any job they want (banker/lawyer etc) choose such a hard life when they're not used to it! Did you notice guys at RMAS who find the culture shock of hard graft too much because of their background? Or am I setting too much store by background?