That would be the Royal Australian Navy which, in case you hadn't been approached by some digger with a funny looking cap, is making some interesting offers.
Apparently the Aussies are feeling a bit pinched.
As it competes with industry for skilled personnel, the ADF has focused its recruitment effort in Britain, which is cutting back heavily on defence as part of a government-wide austerity drive.Their own sailors are heading for the Never Never to cash in.
However, Australian navy chief Ray Griggs has given an undertaking to his British counterpart, First Sea Lord Admiral Mark Stanhope, that Australia will not recruit personnel the British need to maintain their capabilities.
And to find enough trained personnel to crew its submarines and the fleet of new warships now being built, the navy is also recruiting from the US, Canada and New Zealand.
The RAN is facing tough competition for engineers from the booming resources industry.To sweeten the offer, there's this:
It is preparing to provide crews for a new fleet that will include potent Air Warfare Destroyers and giant 28,000-tonne landing ships, bigger than Australia's past aircraft carriers.
But many comprehensively trained naval engineers deployed to submarines based at HMAS Stirling, south of Perth, have found themselves quickly moving on up to the Pilbara mines after being offered big pay rises and less arduous working conditions.
Applicants must apply for a permanent resident visa before coming to Australia.The army is asking for a rather specific lot:
They must also give a written undertaking that they will apply for Australian citizenship as soon as they are eligible. This is normally two years after permanent residence is granted, but an exception will be made for these service personnel, who will become eligible after three months' service.
The army is looking for bomb-disposal experts and is also particularly keen to recruit Catholic chaplains.Odd mix, that, but you're a figjam bombo with a rosary and you haven't got a brass razoo to you're name, well it might be time to go walkabout.
Or, you could just bypass the whole uniform thing and apply for double the pay.
Still, the Oz navy looks like a bonzer go, what with their own TV series and all.
(Not to mention we had a hand in training some of their officers).
Those of you who are dashing about packing a tucker and booking a Qantas flight should practice this.