Despite all my 20 odd years of stokering my damn nephew is joining up as a Seamen Spec. Didn't even realize that was a direct entry route. He had a few options, but steering the ship seemed to sway him... Cleaning and painting more like. So I guess some 10 weeks after he starts at Raleigh I'm going to have to drag myself across the pond to see him pass out. Have not been back to that place since 1980. I bet it's still a dump.. Now just have to find the June entry graduation dates, then get my Queen Mary 2 trip across and back booked. Sure as hell not flying. This was my good self back in March 1980, what a knob.