Everyone, Todays magazine in the Times has a powerful account of various servicepersons who were badly injured being sent on a skiing trip by BLESMA. The reason for its direct relevance to this forum is that it features a member of the RNR who was left with life threatening injuries and serious disability following the Shat al-Arab attack in November 2006. Some of us here were aware of the incident and I am concious that it has not been mentioned publicly before. Now that it is in the open, with names and details, may I strongly reccommend you purchase a copy of the Times to read this article. It brings home like nothing else the reality of what we do.