Hi there, I've had a good look through many of the posts on this forum, and I'm very impressed with the information provided, and just as importantly with the way it's given. I'm in the situation where my son is trying to join the Navy, he's just under 18, and will be taking his fitness test on Saturday. I expect he'll pass that fairly easily, as he's a racing snake - which caused a delay in his process as we had to get him to gain 5 kg to improve his BMI! I thought I'd just stick my head above the parapet, and ask other people (parents) in a similar situation - i.e. son joining up, or even better - successfully joined, and see if there is anything I should know as a parent etc. You know, the sort of stuff you wish someone had told you. As it stands I'm just making it up as I go along, brought him books on the Navy, and a video on it's history. Paid a fortune to fatten him up, and reactivated muscles I retired long since at the gym with him. I just want to make sure that I give him every opportunity, and that I have a good understanding of the whole process myself, especially as it sounds that the recruiting part is the shortest bit, with enormous delays to him actually starting training? Regards to all on this great website.