I have a year to fill as I managed to fail my RCB. I take some comfort in that I was "very much on the borderline" and have been encouraged to return, although it's somewhat frustrating. Based on my report my sponsor had little to recommend specifically. What I'd like to ask the learned chaps on here is what could I do that will make best use of that time? I'm intending to get involved on a Raleigh International expedition and am considering taking up a management position at my place of work. I've also got plans to work on other areas highlighted on my report (i.e. my perceived 'raffishness' and "lack of finesse" could probably be corrected through removing my Essex/East end accent and becoming more cultured). Are there any other ideas anyone could suggest? Thanks!