Even back in my days of hammocks canteen messing, bench lockers and the tot when as Jack dusty Nuts and bolts[if you want to see a man cry shout "British Standard Whitworth"I've counted out thousands of the bastards] Even then before motorways when Lonnie Donagon was top of the pops, Civilianisation of both branches of Naval Stores was rife on shore drafts.Many C.P.O.'s simply changed into civvies and tried to throw their weight about as though nothing had changed. I'm well out of touch but I picked up on that R.N. Cooks[ no chefs in my day] and Stewards are confined to sea going drafts due to the private catering sector taking over shore establishments. True or false? If true is it the same for trades ratings? Before my retirement from H.M.Prison Service I saw the same happen with escorts an d catering. My oppos still serving tell me that they live under the threat of market testing and private take over with resulting loss of pension, some within a few weeks of retirement. Is it true in relation of the mob? If so those of you happy with a Tory win,be c areful what you wished for!