Alright Lads, I'm Peter and I'm currently studying at Leeds Met uni, whilst I was 16/17 I aspired to be a Royal Marine, however, my parents were against the thought of signing the forms for me. Now that I am 18, I can legally sign the forms myself in order to join, however, as I am only doing an HND course I will be back in Newcastle in 18 months time. Therefore, I do not see why there is any point in me joining the Marines until after I finish university as I will be 3/4 of my way through training before leaving. Instead I am looking at joining a TA unit for the 18 months that I have left, living near Carlton Barracks I seem to recall seeing Royal Signals & Royal Artillery both being based here. I also know there is 4 YORKS located near me aswell, basically I am writing to ask what would people recommend that I did, join the RMR and do 18 month training, or spend 18 months with either of the Squadrons that I've mentioned?