Thinking of joining the armed forces? Know the facts...
Before You Sign Up - independent information on the pros and cons of joining the British army, navy, marines or RAF

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Many people enjoy military life but it isn't for everyone and it can be difficult to leave once you've joined. is the only place on the internet where you'll find the main rules for joining and leaving the British armed forces and the only place where you can read the enlistment papers in advance.

We also set out some of the main pros and cons of signing up, and we try to answer many of your questions, like whether people enjoy being in the forces, what the risks are, and what the pay is like.

The website is entirely independent and tries to give balanced info.  Tell us what you think on the feedback page. is visited a few thousand times a week.  It has had over a million pageviews since it started in 2008.


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