Hello all, I have signed up to this Forum to get information for my Son...... hope you folks can give some thougts, experience, whatever? My lad is 21 and working full time, good worker, never been unemployed, gas GCSE's and worked for the Forestry Commission getting more qualifications! Now, he has always loved Meteorology and sails with me on my 10mtr. sailing yacht around North Scotland/Orkney so is interested in all things to do with the sea. O.K. are you bored yet?....... He really wants a career involving Meteorology and Oceanography and we were both at a loss how he could follow this, then we thought about The Royal Navy and it seemed so logical. It seems he can apply to join and train in Oceanograpy /Meteorology as an Able Rating and progress from there. So are we right? My Son thinks this is definately the way to go for him and he is seriously excited at the prospects of a career in the Navy. So I signed up here to ask for your inside knowledge, I understand your thoughts and comments will be yours only and not 'Policy'...... no problem just want thoughts and 'pointers'. Thanks in advance.