Hope you dont mind gents, I thought I'd come in and pick your brains. Im currently in the middle of the joining up process , and I'm looking at the various jobs available to me (spoiled for choice really). Now , formation recce really grabbed my attention amongst others , and I went over the general job spec with my recruiter. Ive got a fairly good idea of the role according to the official sources so I thought I'd ask about postings, where I was likely to end up etc. so my recruiter put me on the phone to a nice man from the blues and royals who really gave me the speil regarding household cavalry and the ceremonial role, as I was wondering what regiments were available to me as a Jock. The man on the phone told me that scots recruits generally go for the household cavalry , as they are the only FR unit that recruits nationally, is this the case? Are there particular units who have a high concentration of scots troopers , or are more likely to take me on? I'm not overly fussed where I end up as long as I get to do the job , but I just thought it might be an idea to check first, since if Im honest I dont think ceremonial duties for 2 years is for me, although if its a neccessary means to an end so be it. The Light Dragoons would be my closest unit it seems, I would ask for opinions of the various units but I get the feeling it would devolve into a inter unit piss take in finest RAC forum style Would it be out of place of me to actually give the units themselves a bell and pick thier brains in person, so to speak ? Also; out of curiosity , can anyone shed some light on what FR units are doing on Ops at the moment? I get the impression from what little I can find to read that in Iraq they were used for patrolling the porus border with Iran , stopping weapon smuggling and the like. Is Afghanistan much the same? Or is it more finding, pinning and destroying the enemy with arty/mortars/fast air? Educated guesswork there I'll ask the same questions of my recruiting staff, but I'd rather gather as much info as possible on the jobs Im interested in from as many sources as possible to get an idea of the bigger picture. Cheers for your time gents, and apologies for any monglish in the above.