l have been out of the army 3 years now, l did 8 years in the Irish Guards stationed in Germany. l left due to being attached to the Scots guards when they came over to germany to become armoured and my career went down the drain. l didnt want to go back to UK to do queens guards as the fighting role was more interesting. Anyway, 3 years have gone by and l miss the army, l always liked what the Air Corps do and tried to transfer a few times when l was in but being in the guards made it difficult to go over. My only option was to leave then re join. Having to wait a year before re applying l got myself into college and got a trade, but dis regarding this l still want to join up. l have just urned 30, still fit and not forgotton a thing. My questions are if l could get them answered are, what is life like in the AAC? where are they stationed? where are they currently serving? what roles are there? if l had right apptitude would l be able to take pilots test? are they over manned? If so l wouldnt want to serve in alongside an infantry regiment, if l did what would l do? whats the worse parts of being in the AAC? scare me.....flying doesnt. whats the retention like? many stay or many leave? In the guards everyone wanted to leave. Do l keep my rank once l join and pass training? l was a corporal. l am going into the careers office tomorrow to speak to Sgt Steve Hoyle, l will ask him these questions too but other opinions always appreciated. l am really eager to get back in, l just hope l get in.