Thought that I would wander over from ARRSE and say g'day. I've had around 30 years military service both active and reserve and about the only time I dealt with the Navy was to advise/liaise with visiting ships on Shore Patrol/Out of Bounds Areas. In Sydney in the mid 1960's I very often stayed at Royal Naval House which was rather like your Union Jack Club. So, I can't really offer much in the way of life on the ocean wave and during my smoking days I never even smoked Players or Senior Service but if a topic comes up that I can contribute to then I'll be happy to add my two bobs worth, otherwise I'll just sit in the Mess and sip on my Bundaberg Rum with a dash of Coke. Cheers.