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.
There is def a difference between his attitude as 2SL and what Sir James is now saying as CinCFleet. I too have heard him eulogise about the one navy and career breaks etc, post TLB merger, it's his cash and he seems to be more resistant to change.PartTimer said: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.
Is that the new Maritime Ops one, that seems to cover half the specialisations in the RNR?BeerBad said:But as I understand it the new branch badge is RNR only and not role specific. So we can be identified as RNR but people wont know what our skills are.
We're quite unusual amongst European NATO forces in having Reserve forces that recruit directly from the civilian population, as well as from ex-regulars.Reservist-Monkey said:I haven't heard of that happening before PT but is certainly an interesting step forward. I have been told by someone who probably knows, that we are the only reserve force in NATO so visibly different from our FT colleauges.