Hi all. Looked at this site for a while now and decided to register as it seems to have a lot of sensible posters and I dare say some chaps who can help with a query of mine.... As you've probably guessed from the thread title I am currently a serving bootncek but am considering the once unimaginable transfer to the blue side! My reasons for this are simple, all though admitting to myself that it was a viable option were less of an easy step lol! Basically i'm currently a L/CPL, have served 4 years now and want to a PTI. I know I could obviously do this within the corps but due to family commitments, my missus and I live on the South coast, I feel that doing it within the RN will be a better option for me personally. I know lads have done it in the past and it isn't that uncommon. So I wondered if anybody had any ideas how i'd go about it? I have spoken to the schooly at my current base and made some very tentative initial enquiries. He was under the impression that it would be fairly pain free so long as I could get a recommendation to go PTI. My last report reflected as much and went as far as stating that I could and would pass the RM course should I choose to do it. This is another reason that I considered the transfer.......phys is my passion and all I want to be doing now and for the rest of my time within HMF's. So would I be right in thinking that if this transfer happened and I successfully became a RN PTI then that would be my sole role? Obviously as a bootneck PTI you are still a section commander within a unit and this is not something I really want now. Any help or advice would be very much appreciated! Jay. PS - advice from any corps pissed lads is not required thanks! haha.