NOT THE RM FOR FECKS SAKE
WHY??????.. I spent most of my young adult life (15+yrs) serving in cold, hot and sweaty places. saw some young lives literaly blown apart, been shot at and motared. Most of the time when not on duty I was drunk. It's a great life if ya single, and it's like the biggest sports and social club in the world. But if your NOT the sort of fella who can't take pain, discomfort and avoids violence. the RM IS NOT FOR YOU.
YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT>>> go to uni.and join the TA, but on the understanding you WILL serve in some very dangerous places. Join the military on the undersatnding you will get shot, killed or injured. If that's for you dude, GO. (are you willing to die for queen and country?? it's not like the Playstation..you can't hit the restart buton.
A simple test is: kill a rabbit, gut it, cook it and eat it..??..if you haven't the balls to kill a little runny babbit, you aren't ganna kill another human..when was the last time you hit another in anger, tasted your your own blood and felt your own pain??.. have you got the "metal..?"and there's the fitness to consider? What fitness do you do now? I use to box for the forces, (briefly as a young and stupid lgt weight) and I "thought" I was tough and mean..but there is ALWAYS sombody tougher and meaner than you. The RM are an Elite force, the highest failure rate of all the forces, that's what make's them the BEST..weakness/hesitation is not an option. The ability to to go 100% and then go another 50% and more....without question or reason???????????????
I wouldn't change anything I've done,..best time of my life: However, if you were my son, I'd talk you out of it. With your qualifications, you could easily join the RAF (officer?), gain more quaifications, and have a better chance of seeing your pension, AND GAIN SOME VERY USEFUL EXPERENCE FOR LATER LIFE.
There's also to consider the options available to you when you leave. many Ex forces find it VERY difficult to find steady employment when they leave..I know a good friend, ex marine, saw lots of action....now sticking labels on boxes in a factory. THINK before you sign. It's your life. GOOD LUCK. PM me if ya want.
AND LET US ALL KNOW YOUR DECISION