Why did you choose?

I see a lot of people on here who are looking for info about various regiments/corps or jobs. I also see a lot of advice that guides them in other directions.
I chose my (TA) outfit because it was a) local b) interesting and c) because I had friends already serving there.
Why did you choose your regiment/corps and was where you ended up what you had originally thought that you wanted to do?

This is a question for both TA and regular but I wasn't sure where else to post it.
family history in my regt,

friends there

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my ssm at bovy told me I could fly helos if i joined the lancers,funny enough i spent 7 years flying
It was closest to my house. But I'm glad I did choose this one over the other one now.
The information leaflet that I was given at the careers office, showed some bloke with a can of coke hanging out of his kidney pouch! I just couldn't resist that level of professionalism! I suppose there was some thought about gaining suitable qualifications for when I got out, but this really was secondary.
My mate was paid £5 for every potential recruit he brought along to the open night, plus it was free drinks for those who turned up. My mate got his fiver and I had a good few beers, I guess I must have signed on at some point too, even though it was 30 miles away!
I am very limited to what Is on offer for me so did not really have a choice, If there where other units open to me I would move, but I would rather serve there then not serve at all
I joined because I hate Danish tour guides, and have my own shovel.


Joined the local one cos too lazy to drive to Glasgow...still there,still having fun,still drinking far too much, :)
Joined RLC unit as it was my former cap badge and got my class 1 and ADR ticket off them which was nice as it got me agency work after I was laid off last year keeping the wolves from the door 8)
With QA's was left with very little choice when RA RAP had such an incompetent Med Sgt who was placing my registration at risk.

RA most local unit recruiting at time that didn't have my Brother in Law to be in it.
When I moved back home post uni and was looking to transfer out of the OTC my unit was the most convient to get to. Happily it was the right choice as the other nearest unit is being disbanded and I enjoy the role. The £1 a can also helps!

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