I wonder if anyone can help on this one as I think I'm not in possession of all the facts wrt recruiting. I have a civvy friend, 27 yo, bit of a muscle bosun so mature and fit, ideal for recruiting. He's been to the local careers office, done all the tests and want to be an AET. After all of the checks, it transpires he had a drink driving conviction two years ago and has been told to come back in 3 yrs when the conviction is spent. In the same breath, the killick said to go to the Army desk as they'll take anyone and are desperate? My first question is, does drink driving give you a criminal record? I was always under the impression that you got a day and day for your day in court, or thats how i've seen the idiots in the Andrew dealt with. Also, surely in these days of jointery, the recruiting rules are all pretty similar. I would have thought that with all the gapping in the GS and WAFU worlds, to turn away a recruit is stupid and to turn him away for 3 years is incredulous. From what I've seen of some of the "yoof of today", I wouldn't trust most of them to sit the right way up on a toilet. Any advice would be greatly appreciated by someone in the know.