Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum and have a question for Northern Irish or indeed submariners who have family/partners based very far (or across the sea!) from their working base. I'm quite late on with the application for the Submarine service, and with having a partner in Northern Ireland that can't move over for personal reasons...I'm just wondering if relationships survive long distance, and how often would I get home on a realistic basis? I would hope to serve in Faslane from the outset, as I always fancied living in Scotland for a few years and would be the handiest of the two bases to get home!!!!