Hi folks, I'm ex-RN WE Officer - left RN (with WE Charge Certification) on completion of my SCC. With 20+ years left of my career, I'm giving consideration to joining the RFA at the ripe old age of 45. Looks to me as though the most suitable career option may be as a SEO. I would also be keen on Deck Officer, but it looks like this means starting from scratch, which I don't imagine that I could afford to do! Are there any readers out there who have been down this path? I'd be interested to know about your experiences, RFA career progression/prospects and even understand more basic issues such as if I would need to do the whole AIB/Dartmouth experience again? Also, how much of a deal-breaker is the '4 of last 5 year residency' requirement? I have been working overseas for a number of years, but can't see why this should be such an issue - presumably just requires an extended Security check! Would really appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks.