Hello, This is my first post and although I did attempt to search around, I failed in my attempt to find posts relevant to my question. If I did somehow miss a pertinent thread I do apologize. I am from Canada, 28, with a wife and two children. After a bit of soul searching between the Royal Marines and the Army I decided to follow my original dream of getting on with the Yorkshire Regiment and have commenced the application process overseas. I should be coming over for selection at the start of August. I have prepared well and am not worried about any aspect of the process or even the separation from my family. The only thing that really concerns me is entry level pay when having a family. I'll be honest, I am a little in the dark about the cost of living in the UK and although I understand family service housing procedures and even costs I am curious how others in a similar situation have been able to cope? Is it feasible for someone in my situation to adequately support a family given the pay level of a Private in the British Army? I suppose one has to account for the Child Benefit and other tax incentives, which I also understand. I just want to be sure. Although this is a serious dream of mine and I would be heartbroken to not be able to follow through, I think anybody with a realistic overview and good commonsense will admit that supporting our family far outweighs any sense of personally satisfaction that we might seek to achieve. My children are important to me and I would never want to put them or my wife in an unmanageable situation. I am just looking for some serious input guys. I appreciate anything you guys can offer.