I hope you're all sitting comfortably cos here goes. I've been looking at joining the RNR for some time but have questions that i'd be grateful if people could answer. I went on the Royal Navy website and requested information about the RNR, however, I received a RN brochure with no information about the RNR. I tried again on the internet and was told that I couldn't have a brochure as i'd already requested one so I called the number and was told i'd be sent the correct information, that never turned up. Then I tried calling my local training centre on numerous occasions but with no luck, so I sent an email to the address advertised on their site. However, I got no answer, that being 2 months ago. I'm not being put off by these teething problems and thought i'd turn to people on here for honest and accurate information. Now for the questions: 1. I enquired on here some time ago about joining as an officer. However, I have also read on here that DE Officers are no longer being taken on, although the RN website says otherwise. What is the current position? 2. With the various trades (and lack of information on the RN website) I wonder if someone could give me an accurate summary of what work in the various branches entails for both Rating and Officer (but only bother with officer if I could apply DE!) I'll hang fire before I ask any more questions... Thanks in advance.