Hi. I've been having a read around the net and in various forums about the future prospects of HMS Gannet but there seems to be a number of conflicting reports so thought I'd come straight to the horses mouth so to speak! I'm currently a member of a civilian MRT but am going through the process of joining the Navy with a view of being succesful in my application for Observer in the Fleet Air Arm. SAR is something that interests me a lot but obviously with the SDSR and the privatisation of SAR it seems quite difficult to pursue this route. After chatting with my AFCO it would seem that if I am succesful in joining the Navy my only real option is to be based in the south of England as everywhere else seems threatened. I'm hoping you might be able to shed a bit of light on this for me and the future of HMS Gannet if possible?