Hi all, first post but have been reading for quite some time. Anyway, i've finally got the ball rolling as to joining up but im still uncertain as to what to join up as. I wanted to be an Officer but due to family issues i had to drop out of my second year of Sixth Form and was dead set on joining an Infantry Regiment. Unfortunately i do not have full A Levels and can therefore not join as an Officer but i would still like a combat role, however i would also like a trade attached that would increase my employability after leaving. Anyway, enough waffle , heres a few questions ive got: 1. Armourers, are they involved in Combat? Do you get attached to Infantry Regiments? What roles do they have? Do they have a Combat role? 2. Engineers, what trades of Engineers are involved in Combat? What qualifications can i gain? 3. If i gained A Level qualifications whilst in the Army, could i apply to become an Officer whilst enlisted? 4. What other trades have Combat roles and are attached to Infantry? Sorry if any of the questions seem stupid but id rather ask on here anonymously than at the AFCO. Thanks in advance for any replies.