Friend of mine, in the army, just got his first draft after training. Anyway he now has his own cabin which he can do what he wants with. He can paint it, wallpaper it, put a double bed in it, etc. And whats more, this cabin remains his even when he is on a six month TOD ( which he will be in couple of months time). Same thing applies to the RAF. My ex missus had the same arrangements. Anyway my point is why is everyone who's not RA still living onboard while in base port? Ok there's obviously not enough room in Nelson with out going thirty to a cabin (cozy), but something should be done to change the situatution. Surely in the 21st century, and with fewer people in the navy, Jack and Jenny should not be living in sea conditions when along side in Pompey, Guzz or wherever.