I served from 1959, the day after my 15th Birthday until my Birthday in 1975.I wanted to go on but had a wife and family. I wanted to be a solicitor when I was at school but no money in the family to pay for articles, so then the police but a slight eye defect so that was out. but I was quite happy to join the Army and served as best I could. I am now almost 70 and still miss aspects of it. Most of you on ARRSE are of different ages from different backgrounds and a different time socially. Why did you join what did you join and what do you think of the experience? Genuinely Interested I should also have asked "Would you do it again or what would you change?"