ComMarRes (Keep R talk to here)

Now Commander Maritime Reserves has stood up, does anyone else feel that nothing has happened. 2SL as was seems to have put it all aside now he's got Fleet.

Thoughts?
 

Jenny_Wren

Midshipman
Re: ComMarRes

Apparenly he will be putting in an appearance at the RNR Conf on Friday - will be on the lookout to see whether he really exists....
 

Jenny_Wren

Midshipman
Re: ComMarRes

An even more serious one to consider - when HMQ departs for pastures new, MOD will be bankrupt - it will cost a fortune for us all to be issued with new buttons, cap badges, rank slides etc.... The savings from your "R's" will go a long way to help - I believe it is 7p per exec curl.
 

PartTimer

War Hero
Re: ComMarRes

While ratings apparently lost their RNR flashes on No 1s at the end of Jan (according to stores), I understand the decision to lose the Rs for Officers has been delayed because of opposition from the Lord High Admiral, as her father was the one who granted them.
 
Re: ComMarRes

I hadn't heard that the troops had formally lost them. Not in any RNRTMs or DINs anyway. The only change I picked up from stores was that the new Ops badge was kicking off now'ish'.

I heard from FORes that the Navy Board had to approve the change and it hadn't been run past them yet, but I suspect he was stalling us.

I was 'advertised' as a foregone conclusion until the change over.

On the bus...
 
Re: ComMarRes

I have to say Benno I have my doubts. The arguements have been made from the Duke of Westminster down but the usual naval shillyshallying seems to be the order of the day.
 

PartTimer

War Hero
Re: ComMarRes

Much of it was driven by 2SL and his pushing for 'One Navy'. On several occasions I heard him get vocal about attitudes which highlighted the 'separateness' of the RN and RNR.

As the RNR will come under Fleet shortly as an operational capability I can only think that this porcess will continue. Its been indicated that we'll move to a full time/part time Navy, with a natural movement between the 2 as peoples circumstances change.

Losing the 'R's is all part of this. Someone told me recently issued ID cards for RNR only say 'Royal Navy' on them.
 
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