gizawetofyagoffaskin said:11 years (then 5 years on reserve status, obliged to keep enough kit to look tidy were I to be called up). The ex wife had given me a choice - her or the Mob. I made the wrong decision and we were divorced within four months of going outside.
Recently saw that one of the guys who was also a SLUT onboard Minerva and then went on to do the same Sub's course as me, was the skipper of Richmond. Another guy who was deputy class leader when I was class leader at Raleigh, and who turned up at Dartmouth at the same time as me is currently skipper of the Endurance.
Leaving was not one of my better decisions. "If onlys" can be a bugger.