Hi everyone, first post. I have always wanted to join the forces but have been brow beaten into doing other more sensible things. Now I want to go for it. I am however going to be married very soon to a lovely young lass down in Wiltshire. She is very happy in her job there and is not going to want to move any time soon. We haven't got any kids or a mortgage or any of those other ties, but basically I want to know if I'm totally stupid for considering this and how it would work out. I would be applying for a commission as a warfare officer, so I know I would disappear off to BRNC for a year at least, but from then onwards just how much would I be shafting our married life? Do different branches of the navy have different lengths/frequencies of deployment? And is it possible to avoid being posted to some of the more exotic destinations (such as Faslane!)? I am not being unrealistic, I know that by going after this long held ambition I am going to be away a hell of a lot and you can't really influence your posting, but I just wanted to hear some words of wisdom from some of the experienced heads on here. Cheers.