So are you going to take the big jump??? trust me there's fcuk all out here, and the pension after 22 plus your salary will make you the envy of all the civvie bastards who will get nothing like yours even at 66 or 67. And Civvies make shit mates.
Oh yes Im just about to take the big jump. Just waiting until the time is right for ME and get as much from the bastards as I can on the way out. The pension at my 22 is nothing like you got back in the day. Still nothing to turn your nose up at but also not enough to make me or a lot of people stay.
You might have had a cracking time I know I have had some class times that I would do all over again, but I'm not doing this for another 10 years.
I also didn't join at 16 so I do know what its like having a real job.
Some people might not get a job outside but I really struggle to think of many friends who have left and are not on around the same amount of money they were.
Don't forget free health care, no tripping over drug and alcohol addicts in A&E,(after a 6 hour wait) free dentistry and most of the staff speak the same language as you!!
Or you need an operation get drafted around the country and get bumped down to the bottom of the waiting list every time. Also my mrs isn't white or even British so random bollocks about NHS staff not speaking English is unlikely to bother me.