Do you ever get the impression that the RN is a puppet getting its strings pulled by the civvy companies it gives contracts too? It seems that the RN gives out Â£million contracts and then bend over back wards to please them. FSL gains a multi Â£million contract, then takes over a huge amount of dockyard, then says RN personnel can have limited parking. Hayden build the new accommodation blocks the force JRs to abide by their rules. LHs don't have any lee way, in the last 2 weeks i have had a whole host of contractors and engineers come into my cabin without my say so. when i complain i get " sorry mate, its civvy run". NHS, again makes a wedge of money, gains a load of navy nurses then dictates their working pattern. I also read a thread about Rail Track courses at collingwood, saying that they are unrully and the RN has no way of controlling it. Oh, and don't even get me started on JPA. I know this all sound insignificant but surley if this keeps snowballing we won't end up with a navy being run by MOD, it will be a bunch of civvy companies and departments.