While in the service, there was always this uncertainty about leaving the "comforts and security " of the army and venturing into the unchartered waters of civillian life. Very ,very rarely did we get to meet up with some of our mates who had taken the leap into Civvy Street. The was very little feed back on the transition. Some of us delayed those fears by constantly signing on. It would be interesting to hear first hand accounts of how ex REME bods managed to bridge that gap, if only for the benefit of those still serving.