Hi all, here's my story. I'm 21 now, and wanted to join up when I left school but couldn't because I wasn't 4 years clear of athsma. This isn't a worry now, I'm well clear of it and fit enough to pass selection (I think) and there's no trace of wheezing when I exercise. So anyway, I became a carpenter, but it's such a good job I totally forgot about the army and never looked back. But recently I started reconsidering, I guess mainly the Army being in the public eye a lot at the moment because of Afghanistan etc 'reminded' me how much I wanted to do it before. I decided I should go for it, rather than regretting it when I'm 30 or whatever and wondering how it would of gone for me in the Army. I realise I will take a massive pay cut joining up, which doesn't bother me as I'll save a lot on accomodation etc (currently renting) and won't have much time to spend my money anyway! I've already applied, my recruiter seems pretty happy with me. Done good in my BARB test and my GCSEs are good so I was offered nearly every job going. Waiting on my RG8 being finished so I can drop it in. The doctor's surgery didn't seem too happy when I mentioned 'Army form'? But I'm pretty certain I want a career in the Royal Engineers as a carpenter. But I can't really seem to find specifics on their day to day life, MAIN job and potential for progression/promotion. How much of the time would I actually spend doing construction carpentry? I'm already a fully qualified and competent carpenter with nearly 5 years under my belt (including apprenticeship), will this help me progress faster promotion wise? How much time would I spend in the UK, and where would I be likely to be posted abroad? Am I likely to go to warzones such as Afghanistan? Don't get me wrong by the way, I have no problem with that. Just wondering what I would be doing there if and when I do go? Hope someone can answer my questions. Cheers!