One thing that this forum has a large amount of is posts from those who are either interested in or in the process of joining the Infantry. The answers to many of these questions can be found here : http://www.arrse.co.uk/infantry/63687-questions-about-joining-infantry.html One of the questions that regularly crops up is "What is life in Battalion like?". These questions receive a lot of answers, sadly in my experience most of the answers are wrong, normally because those answering the question are either out of date or (in most cases) have never served in the Infantry and just like to perpetuate the myth that we do nothing but barrack guards and play on our PS3s. Here is a outline of what a typical day in a Infantry Rifle Company may be like - 0700 - 0800 - Breakfast 0815 - 0930 - PT 0930 - 1030 - Time to get washed changed and NAAFI break 1030 - 1230 - Lessons 1230 - 1330 - Lunch 1330 - 1600 - Lessons/fatigues 1630 - 1730 - Tea While we don't spend our days polishing nuts in the LAD or burning food in the kitchen we do generally manage to fill our days with something useful, though your definition of useful and that of the MOD/Army/Regiment/Battalion/Company/Platoon might differ slightly. After you've served in a Rifle Company for a few years and maybe got some operational experience you might decide that you want to branch out and try something new. But what? Fancy being a driver, signaller, IT specialist, storeman, assault pioneer or musician? Want to try something a bit more wary involving big guns, rockets, mortars or sneaking about? Well then, you're in luck you can do all these things within an Infantry Battalion. While these trades won't be the same as joining one of the Corps that specialise in these trades you'll have the opportunity to to get some military and civilian qualifications.