Retired British armed forces Commander Tim Collins has just been interviewed today by Pat Kenny, on RTE radio 1. The interview was mainly on the subject of Irish citizens North & South serving in the British Armed services, past and present. While the history aspect of this interview is interesting, I found the interview tended to be an advertisement for Irish citizens to join the current British Armed services . My question is are RTE been used by the British Ministry of Defense to get free advertisements for potential Irish recruits? Is it time for RTE to receive funding from the UK MOD department?