As a matter of interest (well it is to me) how many belong to ex-service Associations, either Service, Ship or the British Legion. In my neck of the woods we have had 2, that appeared on the face of it, to be fairly large membership, RBL's close down due to lack of day to day support. Most ex service associations are losing members, both from falling numbers of Servicemen and age taking its toll. If you are not in one of the Associations, is there a particular reason or just apathy? For reasons that I really can't explain, it took me the best part of 30 years to join the local Submariners Association Branch, I wondered if anyone else had taken so long. With the ever decreasing number of ex Servicemen should all of the various Associations come together under one roof, for example RBL, but still have their own Association meeting in those premises.