I have been wanting to join the RN for over a year now and have had the intention to try and get sponsored through university by the RN for some time. Although it seems like every time I pick up a newspaper or come to lurk on rumration there is a new story/article on what a bad state the RN is in regarding funding or ship numbers and it just seems to be getting worse. I've just finished reading this article and don't get me wrong I'm sure the middle east is a lovely place but one of my main reasons for wanting to join the RN was to see the world. One comment that gives me some hope is from the article linked above. I hope there are other people out there thinking the same thing. So, sorry if this has turned out to be a rather negative post guys, but I just wanted to know if you guys would join again if this sort of treatment by the government was going on in your day?