What regiment?

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by colsy, Oct 29, 2010.

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  1. My second choice is Infantry, Originally from Birmingham living in Southern Ireland, I have narrowed it down to R Irish, R Anglian or Yorkshire Any help in helping me make a decision would be great.
  2. Aren't Brummies RRF?
  3. Why don't you chuck the Gurkhas in for good measure?
  4. On a serious note what factors are generally the ones taken into account when picking a regiment (I'm going to suppose that 'pick the one with the coolest name' isn't the answer)?
  5. Role and/ or locale.
  6. How long have you lived in Southern Ireland? I would go with which ever regiment is your local regiment/local to the area you've lived in the longest, have things in common with the other people in your regiment is always a bonus.

    I believe the Mercian Regiment recruit from Birmingham as do the RRF, Irish Guards, Grenadier Guards but I'm not sure about R Irish.

    If you're that way inclined you could also go for Para Regt as they recruit from all over the country.

    What do you want from your career? Do you want to be armoured, mechanised or light infantry?
    If you want peoples advice and what regiments you should think about joining then we'll need a bit more info, but remember ultimately we can only advise from our own experience and the final choice will be down to you.
  7. The RGJ used to recruit from Brum, so there's a Rifles connection there, too.