Hi there. It's amazing what a couple of bevvies will do for your courage! I have been looking at this site for sometime and finally plucked up the courage to register earlier today-so this will be my first post folks! I am a civvie (nurse to be exact), but not exactly 'green' to military life. I have a long family history of service (UK&ANZACS), worked at a military hospital in Riyadh from 1996-2000 and have had a couple of (ahem) boyfriends in the forces. This site is really good-good sense of humour and fun, but discussion of more serious matters is bang on. So if you don't mind a civvie with a heart for the forces (especially the RM's) then I'll look forward (hopefully) to getting to know some of you more. So am off to get wine out of fridge, and will log into the chatroom forthwith. Cheers!