Its been a pain in the arse, and I'm sure a few will agree with me, but bringing a frigate out of refit, with all the different trials, challenges, training and key dates to be met is a monumentally pain in the arse. When you hit a milestone successfully, you got no time to rest on your laurels as the next key date is fast approaching. I have done it twice before and hopefuly this is the last time I do it . We have our Fleet Date Inspection soon, and my previous expirience its always been headed by an Admiral. Yes we know that it is a formality and yes we will be accepted back into the fleet on that date. But the amount of work we have put in as a ship's company has been huge, so therefore when we present our ship we would like it to present it to one of our very Senior officers. For god sake, there isnt many major warships left in the RN, so to accept one back into the Fleet is an important event. So we are presenting our ship to a Captain, of........(to be honest I dont really know). No disrespect to said Captain, most definately a very professional and capable officer. I know its a Friday, but surely there is one Admiral out there who can be dragged off the Golf course (sarcasm, maybe they dont all play golf , who knows....) Maybe an Admiral can do us in the morning (it only lasts 2 hours) and then bugger of to Raleigh in the afternoon to welcome more gullible fools into the RN. I mean have I got this wrong, are all our staff officers frightfully too busy fighting two land wars to welcome a ship back to OC, you know ships, navy, generally go hand in hand.