Called Up?

Discussion in 'Royal Naval Reserve (RNR)' started by scrivomcdivo, Jun 11, 2008.

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  1. I am just wondering how many forum goers have been called up to go away for an extended period of time with the RNR (3+ months)? Likewise, how often has this happened?


    ***PS: Sorry for so many questions***
  2. Matey as a reservist you can expect to be mobilised. How often you go, and how long you go for depends on your branch specialisation within the RNR. Officially you can be called up for up to 12 months during a 3 year period.
  3. got called up for 6 months in 2003 (telic) but stayed on and did 12 months. think there was about 30+ from my unit, medics, logs, gssr and a few officer types who did various jobs both abroad and in the uk
  4. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    putting the cat among the pigeons, it is clear from letters circulating on the internet to all ports this week that CMR will be compulsorily mobilising later this year. Any thoughts?
  5. NOt out of the question, at least one branch is out of other options
  6. CMR? What's that? I'm a noob :)
  7. Long overdue IMHO. I believe the form to be," two strikes and you're out". This will help clear a lot of snaggy undergrowth in the units and allow green shoots.
    Too many are using the RNR as a beer fund or, antiwife bolt-hole.
    Only by stepping up and being professional, will we be of service.

    Standing by for all the usual d**kheads, form two orderly files;
    Regulars on the left, ( you firey b**tard etc.)

    Part time regulars on the right, ( I can't go cos my grannies, neighbors budgie has asthma etc.)
    :thumright: P.S. De-mobbing in 12 days. :w00t:
  8. Commander Maritime Reserves, the boss. :)
  9. Cheers RM
  10. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    I think we need to be careful about the call up business. A lot of the problems at the moment stem from the RNR being fairly unflexible with its mobilisation procedures. I've repeatedly offered my services, but because (for very good reasons that I wont' discuss here) I can't do a full tour, OPTAG and POTL I've been told that I'm no use to the RNR and should leave. They're not interested in finding compromise solutions for mobilisation - its either 6 months voluntary or 6 months compulsory. This is in sharp contrast to the TA or the RauxAF which make much better use of their people.
    I keep my branch informed of when I'm free - if they tried to compulsorily mobilise me outside of those times, simply because their manpower policy was innefectual and not because of an emergency, then I would resign.
  11. So to clarify PT, there's no sort of "can you assist us for a month or two?"
  12. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Correct - I find this attitude very inflexible. The TA can do 6 week tours, and I personally would rather deploy someone for 4 months to fill a gap who wants to be there, than a pressed man who has to do 6.
    The RNR waffles on about intelligent mobilisation, but when push comes to shove, it singularly fails to do it.
  13. PT
    are you able to say which branch, and at which rate you are, so we can see which of the branches appears not to be able to accommodate you. If not can you PM me?
  14. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    ASDIC - PM sent.
  15. PT
    Reply inbound!
  16. I recieved a call today, looks like they want me to go in September. My branch is The Branch Formerley Known As GSSR, latterly AWFP now Warfare Sea Reservist (Spec)

    You watch it we'll be called Prince soon!

    I am seriously considering going, I know lots of people who have been deployed and come back and yes there are those who can't get enough and put in a request to extend. Must be worth doing!
  17. Nice one STMB. I was mobilised in 2003 and loved every minute of it. Normal job just seems SO boring since I returned.
  18. PT, were you in Fort Blockhouse in May and aired similar concerns?
  19. Yes .... and some of us spent six weeks sunning our fat arses off the coast of, where was it you went again?
  20. Splice the mainbrace
    I have heard that the Seaman(Reserves) branch are doing valuable stuff, and that it won't be a case of if you get called up, it is a case of when. So if September fits with you, and they need you, sounds like a very good fit.
    Good luck


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