I've done it, my notice is in. After 12 years this latest sea draft has done it for me. I am sick of being constantly demoralised by trying to maintain cheap kit and then having to wait months for stores which are frequently not on the shelf or don't even exist. Then off you go to FOST and no matter why the kit is out of action it is still somewhat your fault. This is my first T23 (previous 22&42) I can honestly say I would rather go back to a T42. The extension of the in service date for the T23 is a joke they are falling apart NOW. We have sold ourselves down the river for the sake of the new carriers and I feel the navy will be paying for them for the next 50 years. The T45 will hopefully be a great platform but again at what cost? They were hugely expensive and will do little to plug the massive gap in the numbers of ships to fill our current requirements PCP is a joke and doesn't work I know let's call 3 of the chiefs group heads take all their kit off them and then give them no role so they actually end up doing very little. Leave is another pain in the backside. There is people on my unit that will have in excess of 10 weeks leave to take by the end of 2009, who wants to be forced to take 10 weeks off in one go? Don't get me wrong I am not some bitter and twisted naval leaver, I love the RN and would love to stay in but I really cannot continue to work for a bankrupt organisation that says it cares for it's personnel but really couldn't give a f*!k as long as they get their new carriers.