Before You Sign Up is for young people who are thinking of joining the British army, and for their parents. It is also for soldiers who are thinking of leaving the army.

The army is not like the cadets or any other job. This site was built because army recruiters tend to present upsides of army life but not the downsides.

The purpose is to provide balanced information about the army, so that you can make the choice that's best for you.


Site created and managed voluntarily by David Gee.

Thanks to many veterans and friends for advice on content and style.

Thanks to Flapjack for funding the site rebuild in 2016.