I am not really into political blogging so this should not be read as such, however with the situation that is ongoing in Iran with a number of Royal Navy personnel being held hostage I find it odd that the Ministry of Defence has not pulled its adverts.
I know the media buying will have been planned months in advance and the armed forces would stand to lose a fair wedge of cash in doing so but I cannot think of any reason why anyone who saw the ads at the present time would want to join and in reality some of them could be considered to be in poor taste.
I aint eating no worms you damn fool
Personally, if we were the public relations agency for the MOD or armed forces we would have recommended they pull them straight away.
I have not seen a Royal Navy advert recently but there are print, television and radio adverts going on this week for the Air Force (including the Air Force clothing range PR campaign that launched this week) and I would image the Army and Royal Marines will continue to advertise in the weekly magÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like Zoo and Nuts etc?
New RAF clothing range launched this week!