I left the mob in 2001 after serving 5 yrs as a steam stoker on Fearless. I left as an AMEM1 because I, like many young matelots spent most of my time pissing up and couldn't be bothered to finish my task book. I did a couple of years as FTRS at Yeovilton and finally cut all ties with the mob in 2004. I have done ok since leaving and have enjoyed the better pay and home life of being a civvy, but for the last couple of months i have been seriously considering rejoining full time. I miss the banter and security of being in the mob, i know that i will be able to move up the ladder a lot faster because i'm not the the gobby little t^^t i was back then. What is the promotion like these days? Is it possible to move up the ladder pretty quick if you get your head down and crack on? Would anyone reccomend me joing up again?