15 years in the Engineers. Got out in 1991. attempted to settle in the UK, eventually found a job and began living again. 1993 came the recession, redundancy, homeless, no help from Government or council. Decide to try my luck. Went to Hong Kong found a job, actually doing what the RSME had taught me!!! Good money, good night life, never looked back. 6 years Hong Kong 4 years Malaysia 2 years Taiwan 1.5 years Turkey 1 year Dubai 3 stints in Australia = 5 years Short terms in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and China. Currently in Aus with a house in the Philippines. Great life!!!!!!!!!!!! 30 years since getting down and dirty on Dartmoor before embarking on the QE2!!!! Where did the years go?