8 years in the Navy have taken me all over the world. I have seen a lot of good places and a few bad. But thats why you join up! Due to defence cuts manpower is a bit tight, but this can be a blessing in disguise. It may not be all fun, but what you achieve as a smaller team can only make you stronger as an individual. This inutrn will lead to promotion and when the time comes that recruitment starts picking up, you're going to be leading!
Obviously the deployments have changed over the years, due to the number of ships, personnel and money but its still an amazing career that if you stick with the tough times, the good times will follow. Sometimes these reviews don't really show you what it can be like, but it can only get better.
I love the RN and its a rewarding but demanding career. It's what you make it!
Social, Good pay and benefits, Good housing and free food and travel
Sometimes away from home fo long periods, Lack of shore drafts