Having served there and completed little in the way of sports and pastimes...
Promotion is a little bit deadman's shoes as the trades are small in size. You used to spend alot of time away on ex - upto 6 mths a year in Norway or in the Med. To reply to Matelot - did a demo at Poole once and an Admiral asked what rank commanded one of my Ramped Craft Logistics - I said Sgt/SSgt - he said the Navy would put in at least a Lt.
Eh? He's talking b0llocks. Maybe for a HMS but not a Landing Craft/RCL. The booties don't have officers in charge of their Landing Crafts. Yes, the Navy does like to have commissioned ranks in charge but we all know who actually runs the fecking grey war canoe!!!!!
They used to have some fantastic postings back in the fading days of empire. Belize, HK and others. I worked with them in Belize and they were a cracking bunch. The minute they pulled out of Customs House Wharfe the beer was opened!
If I remember correctly the maritime element of the RLC is expanding under FAS.