Hi. I've been reading a lot about how the RN is supposedly in a poor state. I have no naval experience, so from my point of view it's nice to know if joining now is a bad idea for instance, but also, it's just really interesting to learn more about the subject. So, what would you do to fix the (biggest) Royal Navy issues & what would you prioritize first? From what I can gather, changes in 2000 to pay & branch structures, as well as SDSR reviews in 2010, have gimped the RN. Manpower shortages, equipment shortages, changes to the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers which limit their potential, lack of funds in general, difficulty with retaining engineers and removal of the Warrant Officer 2 rank, are some of the biggest issues. What needs to happen first, in order to fix things? Thank you for any contributions . I wish the best for the RN.