One for the legal beagles to fight over I suspect but I'd be interested in other lay-peoples (other than me) view on this. When captured were the 15 RN and RM subject to the Geneva Convention? Was discussing this last night, and I believe the answer to be a resounding no as they were not formally PW (as no state of war exists between UK / Iran (yet)). I proposed that the arrest that had taken place in what was believed to be Iranian waters (wrongly / rightly) and that as such the detainees were not entitled to PW protections and duties. What do the good people of ARRSE consider to this proposition?