Reading a post in the Newbie section I noticed that there appear to be incentives being offered for people to join up. Is the mob so hard up for talent? It appears to me that the powers that be have missed a trick. Take the example of companies such as B&Q that have found that the older generation are far better at DIY and common sense than the youngsters. Maybe the RN could sort out its manning problems by re-hiring retired SRs and Officers. It would be a lot cheaper for the RN as we are already house trained and on the whole I reckon that most of us still know our arse from a molgogger fairlead.