Hello everyone I been looking at this forum for a while I just never registered. Anyway my concern is that I seem to be having second thoughts about the army. I'm hoping to join the PWRR soonish as an infantry soldier (thats my plan anyway). I'm currently improving my fitness and my interview with the army careers office is next week. Anyway back to the problem... My main, infact only, concern is that I think that if i were to join the PWRR then there would be a strong possibilty that I would be based in cyprus. Some people might relish the fact that the get to be in a hot country for 3-4 years, but I on the other hand f'ing hate the idea on being based there. Firstly I have a girlfriend who I have been with for 3 years. I honestly can not come to terms with the fact that I would only be seeing her for what? 30-40 days of the year? Then theres also the fact that I would not be able to see my friends, family, pets (lol), drive a car.. do normal things lol. I understand that you should be dedicated to the army and be willing to accept the fact that you while be on operations for 6 months at a time, but being based in another country for 3-4 years??? Are you telling me that all the serviceman men/women based in germany/cyprus all have no family/friends/wifes/husbands/lifes lol. Can anyone shed some light on this for me please! Much appreciated EDIT: Another quick question. Can anyone explain to me why the PWRR recruit from Kent, sussex, hampsire, isle of wight etc. when they are based in cyprus, london, germany, and recently northern island? Seems a bit strange to me to recruit someone from a certain area then move them 500 miles away. Which Is true with all regiments as the local regiment to me is the 5 scots and i live in canterbury, kent.. which is about 400 miles away from scotland lol.