Hi lads, it's a long one, but please bear with... I went down to AOSB (boo, hiss, I know) in June and failed, since then have been thinking about what I want to do. I had every intention of going back to AOSB some time next year, but am in no rush. Having said that, one of my mates has been in the Marines for over 2 years now and every time he's chatting about work I always get envious. The main thing putting me off the RM was that I didn't want to do solely Infantry type stuff, I was intending to join the Engineers and join 59 Cdo Sqn, as I thought it would offer a bit more variety long term, but having spoke to my mate and some of his bootneck friends, I think I would maybe regret joining the Engineers and passing up the chance to go RM. So, the main question is this: I was thinking of joining the Dundee detachment of the RMR, firstly to get a feel of what the RM does and to see if I would like it. Secondly, regardless of whether I go the RM Officer route or back to AOSB, I think the training with RMR would be beneficial for both. But, would the RMR like me to be solely orientated around them, ie. would they appreciate me considering the Army Officer route if it turned out RM wasn't for me?? Sorry it took so long to explain!!