Babcock Marine are a private company, right? Therefore could somebody explain to me why RN members of SFM are currently being employed to work as production mules on these http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/british-uor-to-field-130-supacat-mwmik-patrol-vehicles-03404/ Surely someone on here can explain to me, that why my next job in the RN could be working for Babcock, working civilian hours with absolute no regard to Second Sea Lords so called PFS. Having just done 4 years on a T22 surely my shore time could be better spent supporting these ships during FTSP or OPDEF support, I know for a fact that my relief will be a junior PO(ET) who will need quite a bit of support and advice from the lads at SFM. I know I did in my first couple of years as a Section Head. The whole thing just stinks, why are service personnel working for a private company? Something is rotten in the boardroom. Let alone conflicts of interest rising, should the taxpayer be made aware that forces personnel are being made to work for a profit seeking company?