Why did you join the Infantry?

#1
Hey im just wondering what reasons people had to join the Infantry (or anything eles in the Army) , What spurred you on?

Thanks.
 
#3
RP578 said:
I wanted to see combat. Sounds childish, well I suppose it is childish, but it's the bald truth.
Did you say that in your interviews ecr.. whilst joining up?
 
#6
Joining the army and NOT joining the Infantry is a bit like joining the RAF and not being a pilot.

Everything and everybody else in the army is there to support the Infantry.

Queen's Regiment was my County Regiment.
 

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#7
Really and honestly?
Because Maggie had put 3 million on the dole to sort out old labours mess (not true but not too far from) and the army was full and able to offer kids with 4 O levels J Ldrs places in the county regt or go Pioneer corps which is why you are/were taken to the station afterwards individually rather than someone working it out and making a fuss!
That said and looking back despite all the being knobbed about it certainly turned me into a man!
 
#8
Because joining the army was all I had ever wanted to do, and being in the infantry is what "real" soldiering is all about. The Royal Hampshire Regiment was my local regiment. Although I later transferred into RMP I do not regret having been an infanteer at all.
 
#9
Queensman said:
Joining the army and NOT joining the Infantry is a bit like joining the RAF and not being a pilot.
Everything and everybody else in the army is there to support the Infantry.

Queen's Regiment was my County Regiment.
A very valid point but no doubt they'll be plenty of others saying, sod being a cannon fodder I want a trade :roll:

Combat, simples! join the Army to fight

Many seem to forget we train first & foremost as a soldier when the s**t hits the fan :wink: but everyone's reasons are their own, I first applied for recy/mech due to previous employment but after doing research the Infantry (Scots Div)
 
#10
"To close with and kill the enemy". Is there another reason?
If you can't march, shoot and dig you are second string.
 
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