(This is a shameless advert for the QOY in Scotland) 1- You get to play with armour (and stripped down land rovers are on the way) and command real soldiers. 2- You get a sexy job to do (Formation recce is v. good and with new forward air control role it is getting better) 3- If you Commission whilst at Uni they will not call you up till you have finished your studies. 4- We have many more MTDs than we can use 5- Quite a social bunch- a good ball each year, a couple of dinners 6- Two Squadrons in Scotland both need at least two Officers (so you could even turn up mob handed). One 30 min North of Edinburgh (Cupar), one 30 min South of Glasgow (Ayr). 7- Big bounty (Type A Bounty) 8- It would not be social suicide (like joining Signals/Loggiesâ¦.). 9- Chance to do lost of fun stuff: Skiing in the Alps, Cresta Run, All Arms Commando Cse 10- Chicks dig it 11- More freedom as a Subbie than Infantry as the Armoured Troops have to deploy well in front of SHQ 12- Each Sqn has just opened new Troop locations so Regiment is in an expanding market whilst some TA roles seem to be being phased out. 13- Post commissioning courses are interesting. Gunnery (Bovington), Tactics (at Recce School, Warminster), 14- Good posting if you wish to be called up. We now only send our Officers to RAC Regts so no âloggie pishâ for 6 month if you go on a tour. 15- Relaxed atmosphere- no âred coatâ nonsense. No âSirsâ, all Officers on first name terms. Colonels are called Colonel. Okay it has a few down sides no woman, a demanding job, small squadron size, and the locations are not that easy to get to, but that is more than compensated for.