If you join the RLC the chances of being located in Cheshire or up north are quite slim. The majority of the units are based in the south of the country or Germany. Whatever unit MCM decide to send you to, you can be promised a tour and if you are lucky, two tours in your first three years!! Then you could be posted after three years to a unit that is about to deploy again!! Enjoy. Face facts, you are not going to spend that much time at home!