After 24 years I left the service last year and after several shite wee jobs I've finally landed one I really want to do. It wasn't advertised but I wrote to the owner expressing an interest to work for his family business, a couple of months later he phones me, we meet, we chat and today he phoned to tell me the good news. When I first met the owner I looked at his place and thought to myself what a great team he has here and the owner is a real gentleman, old school ethos. I'm chuffed to bits with this one. Post military life can have a silver lining if you're prepared to be patient sometimes.