Good afternoon Lads and ladettes. I have landed myself in quite a jar of pickle. Ever since I began my application to join as a Sapper I have had full intention to Join 24 cdo (doesn't everyone as a young sprog?!) I decided upon 24 after deciding that being frontline for me = good and blowing things up = good. HOWEVER, I keep having these thoughts of "if you are going to go 24 you might aswell go the full 9 yrds" and Joining as a bootie. I am very much interested in the pure soldiering side of the RM but the draw of blowing the arrse off everything required of me just keeps pulling me in. My current situation in the recruitment process is that I passed selection with 137.5 points (A grade) and I have been awaiting allocation since August 2010. Because of this if I was to consider applying for the RM how far into the application could I go before having to tell either side that I am itnerested in the other. The obvious point people will make is "you have just been waiting a long time and are starting to doubt it" or "do what you want, we dont give a F*CK" but some guidance would be appreciated. Is it worth me contacting the local Navy careers office for a chat with one of those blokes or will their side be similar to the Army recruitment staffs with the usual "come to us, we are better" spiel? A final note: Could anyone direct me to a serving member in 24cdo that is on the forum that I can pick the brains of?