I'm just using this as one of several avenues to gain some information, please excuse any vagueness, and I will be further using google and talking to my Royal oppo in a couple of days, so as I say, just one of a few avenues. One of my work roles is that of 'social inclusion' which, broadly speaking, means getting vulnerable people (even that has become a non-PC term it would appear!) doing things. Mostly we are keen to involve them in joint activities; days out, quizzes, bloody bingo etc. but some people, understandably, prefer a slightly closer one-to-one involvement (if any at all). Today a colleague asked me to look at what we could do for a former Royal Marine who, though a likeable chap, is not keen on being involved in large social gatherings. I understand (new role for me, hence the use of the word 'understand' rather than 'know') that some organisations provide a sort of befriending scheme for people in former Royal's position (eg former Royals willing to do a bit of charidee work and spend a little time with him). All I'm really asking for is a pointer in the right direction. I assume that RMCTF/RNRMC would be a starting point, but does anyone have any other advice or ideas they could share with me please? This isn't a begging letter by the way, I do as much 'hands on' as I am permitted, but my job is more to help facilitate and provide voluntary workers to carry out the specific tasks - shocking I know, but that's governments for you.