I'll get straight to the point, is it anything like the adverts, probably not i suppose as it makes trekking through a swamp look fun. But on the adventure & sport side of things, do you really get opportunity's to travel around the world,go ski'ing , parachuting & play lots of sport in general? Basicly I want a rough picture of what army life is really like? A friend of mine at school said he wanted to join up when he leaves and kinda got verbally abused that he'd never make it & it's only for hard' people & you'd get bullied there. Obviously there's probably some friendly banter there of just mucking around(i wouldnt really know). If any of you saw that show 'mark of cain' ages ago you'll see what i mean , are there young soldiers really undiciplined like that? Would you say 15£ a year is enough in your 20's?, it's not really clear to me but could someone tell me if you pretty much live in barracks apart from when on leave,ops, & ex? Sorry for loads of questions but I would really apprieciate some opinions.