AWFP

#1
Hello all,

If any of this is operationally sensitive, please forgive me I'm a newbie and just simply don't answer, delete or reproach me!

Looking for some answers as I can't seem to get clear facts from my unit - the AWFP (formerly known as GSSR):

1) Is this a role just reserved for SPO teams on merchant vessels?
2)Are we likely to be in Iraq or Afgahnistan supporting the soldiers?
3)If answer to 2) is yes, will we get further infantry like training?
4)Is this role likely to evolve into a more infantry type role, if so are there projections as to when?
5)Can we go on "all arms commando" courses - if so probably condensed reservist based ones?

Thanks a lot
 
#2
I cant believe that you cannot get a clear answer to any of the questions you have stated in your post from members of the AWFP branch within your unit.

I would be interested to know which unit and region you are from. If you PM me I can discuss some of the specifics you might want to know or at least point you in the right direction....!
 
#3
I think you have the jist if what you can expect.
Other branches are available, just suppressed by the people with CS95 fetish.
 
#5
gunnjen said:
Hello all,

If any of this is operationally sensitive, please forgive me I'm a newbie and just simply don't answer, delete or reproach me!

Looking for some answers as I can't seem to get clear facts from my unit - the AWFP (formerly known as GSSR):

1) Is this a role just reserved for SPO teams on merchant vessels?
ANSWER--YES , AT THE MOMENT

2)Are we likely to be in Iraq or Afgahnistan supporting the soldiers?
ANSWER---DEFINETLY NOT, NO REQUIREMENT AT ALL.

3)If answer to 2) is yes, will we get further infantry like training?ANSWER-- SEE ABOVE

4)Is this role likely to evolve into a more infantry type role, if so are there projections as to when?
ANSWER----- NO IT IS MOST UNLIKELY, PROJECTION OF NEVER, DONT PANIC MR MANNERING THE TA DO ALL OF THE ABOVE ADMIRABLY, WE ARE FAR TO VALUABLE A RESOURCE,

5)Can we go on "all arms commando" courses - if so probably condensed reservist based ones?

ANSWER - NO REQUIREMENT FOR YOU AT ALL.

I HOPE THESE ANSWERS HELP, DONT BELIEVE ALL THE RUMOURS AND SCUTTLEBUCK YOU ARE TOLD

Thanks a lot
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
#6
gunnjen said:
Hello all,

If any of this is operationally sensitive, please forgive me I'm a newbie and just simply don't answer, delete or reproach me!

Looking for some answers as I can't seem to get clear facts from my unit - the AWFP (formerly known as GSSR):
Formatting tidied up for clarity

gunnjen said:
1) Is this a role just reserved for SPO teams on merchant vessels?
MasterChief said:
ANSWER--YES , AT THE MOMENT

gunnjen said:
2)Are we likely to be in Iraq or Afgahnistan supporting the soldiers?
MasterChief said:
ANSWER---DEFINETLY NOT, NO REQUIREMENT AT ALL.

gunnjen said:
3)If answer to 2) is yes, will we get further infantry like training?
MasterChief said:
ANSWER-- SEE ABOVE

gunnjen said:
4)Is this role likely to evolve into a more infantry type role, if so are there projections as to when?
MasterChief said:
ANSWER----- NO IT IS MOST UNLIKELY, PROJECTION OF NEVER, DONT PANIC MR MANNERING THE TA DO ALL OF THE ABOVE ADMIRABLY, WE ARE FAR TO VALUABLE A RESOURCE,

gunnjen said:
5)Can we go on "all arms commando" courses - if so probably condensed reservist based ones?
MasterChief said:
ANSWER - NO REQUIREMENT FOR YOU AT ALL.


MasterChief said:
I HOPE THESE ANSWERS HELP, DONT BELIEVE ALL THE RUMOURS AND SCUTTLEBUCK YOU ARE TOLD
From my own past experience, if COMMARES had a positive communications policy, rumour and scuttlebutt wouldn't be such a problem!
 

TF110

Lantern Swinger
#8
"From my experience, I would suggest it isnt COMMARRES that starts the rumours "

But it doesnt do anything to stop them!
 

trehorn2

Lantern Swinger
#10
If they did something to stop the rumours then it may give the great unwashed an incling as to whats going on and that would never do ;P
 
#11
so a response from CMR should be given to every rumour, wow what a great idea (not).........

Most of the utter bollox goes away anyway. CMR organisation is far to busy and understaffed to cope with day to day stuff without feeding stuipid rumours.............
yawn.........incoming
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
#12
"so a response from CMR should be given to every rumour, wow what a great idea (not)........."

Given that DCMR saw fit to tell us to be careful what to post here, its clear that he has time to surf this site. If he has time to view, then he has time to type a reply.

Morale is the lowest that I have ever seen it, rumours about our future abound, lots of things that could have been quashed or clarified (R's, RNRFT etc) weren't, but at least we were told not to post here.
CMR needs to realise that the majority of the RNR are fed up with being treated like mushrooms and far too many are voting with their feet right now...
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
#13
MasterChief said:
so a response from CMR should be given to every rumour, wow what a great idea (not).........

Most of the utter bollox goes away anyway. CMR organisation is far to busy and understaffed to cope with day to day stuff without feeding stuipid rumours.............
yawn.........incoming
This response typifies the arrogance of CMR - I would have hoped that a high profile figure in the RNR who has the ear of many would have the sense to actually read between the lines and pick up on the fact that all is not well at the grass roots level. To belittle peoples's concerns and claim that the centre are too busy to listen makes me thankful that I'm no longer a card carrying member of the RNR! (and yes, in case you feel the need to get personal, this particular example of utter bollox has gone a long way away, about 3000 miles away in fact!).

Flagwagger Out.
 
#14
First off what's CMR? next if I could just rewind some - so am I right in thinking the role is just sentry duty if so, would it be land based or always on ships?

Finally, is there opportunity to go to the middle east or south asia?
 
#15
CMR - Commodore Maritime Reserves
Yes its sentry stuff on ships and sometimes land
Yes you will go to sandy hot places
No you wont necessarily be accomodated in 5 star luxury in Dubai
 
#18
FLAGWAGGER

I cant see anywhere in my posting that it says "CMR is too busy too listen". as you mis quoted ???
Perhaps you should read it again

CMR HQ are very aware of the current issues, they are getting info fed back on a daily basis, from all corners. CMR has personally intervened just this week on AWFP mobilisation.

My posting is far from arrogant, surely we sometimes need to get on with things as best we can. This is not belittling at all. I know that I and others are constantly on the phone to HQ with direct issues that affect all RNR personnel, especially the AWFP cadre who are under great stress at this time, I for one salute their efforts.

Some excellent dedication and hard work is being undertaken by unsung WOs & Senior Rates out there, just because things arent broadcast on here doesnt mean nothing is going on .
 

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