I have just got my date to be sent to HMS Raleigh to do my basic, i cannot wait to get through this and get my arse on a sub!!!! However, i must say a big thanks to previous responses to my last post! You guys sure helped, but my mrs. i think is struggling a bit- anyone gt any non-crude ways of easing my time away from my beloved? I know she is behind me, but i need to give her some reassurance- like when will i get leave during my basic training (all [email protected] 10 months of it)? I bow down as always to the wit and knowledge of you guys.