I have just bought the programme for the Navy days in pompey produced by the Navy News (Sad I Know). It promised to tell me all about the ships and people that make up the RN and what they do. It does, with in depth interviews with all ranks and rates and gives information on whats left of the fleet (misses out Subs though???) and whats coming in the future. HOWEVER, thwere is no mention anywhere of the work the Maritime Reserves are doing. NO adverts about the reserves, nothing. Plenty of adverts for pubs and other niff naff and trivia though. OK so they may not want to or been allowed to advertise the Armed Forces, but at least they could have mentioned somewhere in the paper that we exist, EVEN as an integrated part of the RN. Can someone somewhere make sure that these opportunities for free advertising get snapped up. No wonder we are struggling to recruit, when we can't even use a source on our doorstep, controlled by the RN to give the Maritime Reserve some airing and let people know what we are about. I'm fed up of explaining to People in the Home of the Navy that I'm in the Navy's version of the TA, just so they know what I do. I know the big wigs want us to be integrated into the RN, but lets at least try and let people know we exist to be integrated into the RN.