Hello ladies and gents, I am 16 and am planning on joining Royal Armoured Corps in two-three years when I finish my education. I "surfed" http://www.army.mod.uk/rac website and RTR websites too and got clear with some stuff I wanted to find out, however, some questions weren't answered. 1) What is the life in RAC like everyday ? ( Schedule of the day,etc ) 2) What regiment would you advise me to join, I'm looking forward into operating a Challanger2 tank and being close or in the action/combat zones? 3) When tankies have no job to do, do they get sent to patrol or whatever other job with other Infantry soldiers? 4) How does your promotion work ? I.E from driver to gunner, from gunner to tank commander. 5) Once your training is finished you get deployed right away to Iraq/Afghanistan or any other countries or you have some time to spend before you get deployed? I will be happy if you tankies or ex-tankies have some stories to tell about your service. Thanks in advance.