I left the â€œAndrewâ€ in the late 70s; long before women were allowed to serve on-board ship. I have looked on the official Navy website and seen photos of female sailors. Some of officers on the bridge (one female Sub.Lt. on the bridge wing during a RAS). Also a few piccies of junior rates doing what junior rates do. Anyway, I just find it a bit difficult to imagine what life on-board is like nowadays. Donâ€™t misunderstand me, I donâ€™t have a problem with it and I am not a misogynist; far from it. I am guessing that the atmosphere/ambience or whatever you like to call it is very different now. For instance verbal abuse seemed to be a fairly acceptable form of communication when I was serving. I am not saying that was a good thing; it was just the way it was. I would be interested to know the views on this from blokes that have served both before and after women began sea service.