So the Old and Bold thread got removed so............... Let s have another go without all the 'eff-ing and blinding'. I think most of us flaky old pharts appreciate and accept that todays RN is different to yesterdays and I would hate to think again as most of us would agree that trying to remain in the past as technowledgy progresses is foolhardy. But that does not mean that what we, as flaky old pharts, did not do what we did during our time in the service to the best of our ability with the equipment and manpower we had and did it most of the time with pride. I just hope you guys and gals now serving will look back in years to come and relate to your 'time served' with the same pride happy to spin the odd dit to the youngsters of the day. BUT I still think that the modern days matelots uniform is still krapp!!!