Hi all, I am hoping to join the army as an officer in a few years after I go through university, and hope to join the Grenadier Guards or the Parachute regiment (providing all goes well at RMAS). I am just wondering what the regiments look for, other than outstanding performance of course! I have been researching each regiment for a deeper insight and have seen on various forums/documentaries that the Grenadiers (whom of which are my first option) seem to delve into ones background more than other Regiments, i.e. social class, whether the candidate has gone through private education etc.. Whereas the Para's seem not to care as much about their class or social stature, which would aid me well seeing as I have never been privately educated, nor do I consider myself as being 'posh'. I know that predominantly it will come down to regimental visits and which one you feel most comfortable with, as well as the fact that it is primarily up to them to decide whether they want you in their regiment or not. Many Thanks! FYI. When I say that I am not 'posh' it doesn't mean I am a scabby chav.