I've every sympathy for those invalided out early in service and those for whom some compassionate imperative requires an early return to Civvy St. But if you decide it's not for you after a mere year, don't come back all starry eyed 26 years later giving it some 'get the wets in shippers'.
Is this the RN trying to get exposure by hitching its PR wagon to a never was or the other way around? Perhaps a bit of both. Very very lame. Doesn't exactly fit with the last 2SL's call for 'more grit'.