Hi Gents, I have a few questions to ask you. My son is applying to join the army. He initially expressed a preference for the infantry then changed it to AAC with an ambition to eventually go for pilot. Myself as an ex-scaley, told him to consider the R.E. My reasons being that the engineers have a much wider choice of trades. They can have more than one trade. Just about all of them are useful in civilian life. It is just as easy to become a pilot from the R.E. as the A.A.C. The engineers have a damned good esprit d corps. Now that was pretty much all true when I was still in (left in 2002). Is that still the case?