Just a quickie. A friend's nephew has recently passed all tests to enter the navy, and is just waiting for the call to tell him when to turn up etc. However, he is only 17, and is only joining the navy as that's what his older brother did (who incidentally loves it). His heart's not in it and what he really wants to do is continue wth his job, which will get him a good trade, but also an established business at the end. The question is this - if he calls the recruiting office and tells them he's changed is mind, will he, if he were to change his mind later (he is only 17 and a typical teenager), still be able to join, or would pulling out now be frowned upon? Is it better to pull out now, rather than wasting everyone's time, if it's really not for him? Never having any experience of the navy, I await your help. Many thanks.