…are in the care of Lieutenant Emma Yearling RN, seen here at HM Naval Base Clyde, the navy’s submarine base near Glasgow. An ‘SSBN’ – a Trident nuclear deterrent submarine – is always at sea, no-one knows where, to make it plain to any would-be aggressor against our country that attacking us just isn’t worth it. A grim stand-off to be sure – but until all nuclear weapons have been abolished and scrapped (what any sane person must hope for) a necessary one – though of course not everyone buys that. Talking with MFUK for ‘Shescape’, it’s clear Emma does. She plainly relishes the challenge of her work, though it means months away at sea on submerged patrol. Oh, and ‘SSBN’? It stands for ‘Submersible Ship Ballistic Nuclear’. You have to have a taste for alphabet soup in the RN…!