Yes I think they need to be more visible, the 'need to know' principle is taken to such an extreme that at times it is difficult for personnel to actually find out anything which they genuinely do need to know! There is hostility to the armed forces in some vociferous quarters, but a lot of support too. Engaging with the media is something that officers have trained and practiced to do, but fear of getting it wrong and fear for their careers if something is misquoted, means they have retreated from sight and therefore account for nothing.Comments anyone? Should the top brass be more visable and more open?
2017, the year of the Royal Navy. Who knew?