Hi Folks - first off, a quick Hello! I've posted in a couple of other sections of the board, but this is my first time venturing into the REME pad. As per the title, I'm a prospective armourer. As a more "mature" bloke I decided to pick something that interested me as a trade - and that's fiddling with weapons (ooh'er - sounds a bit odd when you read that back to yourself!). I've spent some time in the "Joining Up" forum, and would just like to throw out a couple of more corps/trade specific questions to those with the experience. First of all; Once qualified and out of phase 2 at SEME - how do things work re' postings? Would I be automatically drafted to somewhere particular, or would I have the chance to show an interest in particular openings. I do understand that later on I can show a preference for certain postings (although I know there are no promises here), but am just unsure how it works straight out pf phase 2. Also; how does it work? - would I be asking "Please can I be Posted to 4 Rifles, 1 R.Anglian, or 7 REME please" - or would I simply be asking "can you please post me somewhere in the southern half of the UK"? - The only reason I ask is that I'd like to think I'd be able to have postings where I'm within driving distance of my children for the weekends (when I'm not deployed on ops/exercise). For info, I'm already part-way through the recruitment process - BARB is done and am just going through the motions with medical & ADSC (have already completed both recently as a prospective infantry STAB, so in theory I know I should be fine).