I recently joined up full time (I had done 3 and a half years as RNR first) at an older (and hopefully wiser age of 35) breezed through Raleigh (it was easier than when I did it with the RNR. Trade training was good but I was glad to get out of Macenzie when I did. I got on board and two month at sea got my Dolphins. Hugely proud and yes still enjoying myself. Just thought I would give you a positive spin on the current RN and time on boats. So to the new recruits good decision, crack on!