Well I haven't posted in here for awhile as when I left the mob nigh on 4 years ago, and although this is a great forum I just wanted to just divorce myself completely of the mob, quite hard living in Plymouth, but what the hoo. So when eldest said she was thinking of joining the mob, I wryly thought pipe dream, well it looks like madam flew through her testing, has the GCSEs to join as a Tif (if they still had them), expressed a keen interest in being a Warfare Specialist, so after not even contemplating trying to persuade her not to join I decided just to advise, she expressed what she wanted out of the mob, i.e. What every young person wants, just something different and a bit of life experience, so I sort of directed her at EW instead of CT, which IMO is probably the best branch in the WS, Being an ex WE and having worked on all systems I believe I've got good grounds to say this, not detracting from AWT, or AWW or UW, but that's my opinion. Now I'm sure she will be a success, ffs I'm a 23 year done matelot, mum was an ex OM (UW), she grew up around the mob, which I thought would turn her off, but no. So how is the mob in 2017, you've had a few changes in 4 years, I'm not talking about Raleigh or Collingwood, but the fleet, where to be honest your real training starts?