I've got 5 years under my belt having served with the CAMus since late December 2002 and frankly, I'm sick of it. The promotion's awful (5 years of being a good boy and ticking all the right boxes...still no stripe), we get treated diabollically at time and we have to put up with a great deal of pointless crap for no good reason most of the time. So I'm looking at transferring over to you boys and girls, hopefully as an Armourer. I got chance this week to speak to a member form your CRT who was very helpful, but as we were both there beating the recruitment drum, we didn't have masses of time to chat, so I was hoping if anybody here would be good enough to give me more info on life in the REME, and of course working as an Armourer. Obviously everyone's experiences will differ, I'm looking to genuine 'call-a-spade-a-spade' acounts of life. My big question though is pay. As a musician I'm classed as a specialist and therefore on the higher pay scale. I know relatively littler about the transfer process, but will I be likely to take a pay cut upon transferring? Sorry for the long post, but I really do appreciate any help you can give me!