Right I left when I was 18 I just did a few weeks in basic, back then I didnt know what I wanted to do in life, im 24 now and more mature and wise. With the T.A im thinking either the 3rd bt royal welsh or R E which my local unit I believe is the 100 Field Squadron, Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia). I'd like to know a lot more about these units my questions will follow. Right now I work full time and come september im going to college doing an heating and ventilation course, I want more out of life I'm torn between going R E and gaining trades or go infantry which my mind is swinging, I want to do an herrick tour. If I went R E were would I do my basic training? If I joined the 3rd would I pick what company I went to and what would be on offer to me (course wise) becouse basically I want to get my head down and progress, assault pioneer platoon, A company appeals to me, I want to go on tour as soon as i possibly could. I'm thinking R E being smart becouse I have a mrs with a kid and i heard engineers get to do a lot of soldiering aswell and I want to get some decent trades, could anyone fill me in what the engineers (part time) are like?