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Shakey

War Hero
Word is there may be a small MTO cell set up in the Med whilst the Israeli thing is kicking off. This will need reservists to staff it.

It does seem true now, the bit where they say reservists should expect to be deployed at least once during their service career. Looks like the days when you could treat the RNR as a hobby are gone. I bet there's some 'old and bold' RNR senior rates/ranks that are NOT happy!
 

mazza_magoo

Lantern Swinger
Shakey said:
Looks like the days when you could treat the RNR as a hobby are gone. I bet there's some 'old and bold' RNR senior rates/ranks that are NOT happy!

What are you implying shakey? :evil:
 

Old_Hand

Lantern Swinger
Shakey said:
Word is there may be a small MTO cell set up in the Med whilst the Israeli thing is kicking off. This will need reservists to staff it.

It does seem true now, the bit where they say reservists should expect to be deployed at least once during their service career. Looks like the days when you could treat the RNR as a hobby are gone. I bet there's some 'old and bold' RNR senior rates/ranks that are NOT happy!

Perhaps you would like to elaborate on the sweeping statement you have just made. Perhaps with some facts. I am what you would describe as being one of the more experienced hands but for your info I am on the volunteer list to be mobilised and have been so since they asked for volunteers. I am also aware of a large number of 'Old and Bold volunteers' who see it as a duty, not a hobby.
 

Shakey

War Hero
No offence fellers, but when I first joined there was a 'hobby' feeling amongst some RNR members at President, and to this day I know of at least one person who sees it as a hobby.

I think the sooner this 'hobby' attitude is finally eradicated the better.
 

mazza_magoo

Lantern Swinger
Old_Hand said:
Shakey said:
Word is there may be a small MTO cell set up in the Med whilst the Israeli thing is kicking off. This will need reservists to staff it.

It does seem true now, the bit where they say reservists should expect to be deployed at least once during their service career. Looks like the days when you could treat the RNR as a hobby are gone. I bet there's some 'old and bold' RNR senior rates/ranks that are NOT happy!

Perhaps you would like to elaborate on the sweeping statement you have just made. Perhaps with some facts. I am what you would describe as being one of the more experienced hands but for your info I am on the volunteer list to be mobilised and have been so since they asked for volunteers. I am also aware of a large number of 'Old and Bold volunteers' who see it as a duty, not a hobby.

Here here O H. I too take extreme exception at what is being implied here. As an 'old and bold senior rate' (another term i take exception to, as i'm only just 40) who volunteered to be mobilised for op telic 1 as soon as there was any hint of call up, and was utilised in the aforementioned op telic 1. I have also volunteered for the call for op herrick and am on the list for said operation, as have other older rates/ranks in my RU, for both telic and herrick. I would like to see if shakey would be willing to admit what his activities in the rnr have involved, or do they just centre around making detrimental and misinformed remarks, about pepole and things that it appears he has little or no knowledge of.
 

WarMonger

War Hero
The days of the RNR being a hobby went in Jan 2003 heralded by a brown envelope throught the door and its never been the same since!..hardly surprising though!
 

mazza_magoo

Lantern Swinger
Shakey said:
Mazza, I think we're actually singing off the same hymn sheet. Note I said SOME old and bold, not all.
well perhaps shakey, you could have typed the word 'some' in CAPITALS as you did in your reply, to save any confusion over what exactly was meant. :roll:
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
mazza_magoo said:
Old_Hand said:
Shakey said:
Word is there may be a small MTO cell set up in the Med whilst the Israeli thing is kicking off. This will need reservists to staff it.

It does seem true now, the bit where they say reservists should expect to be deployed at least once during their service career. Looks like the days when you could treat the RNR as a hobby are gone. I bet there's some 'old and bold' RNR senior rates/ranks that are NOT happy!

I would like to see if shakey would be willing to admit what his activities in the rnr have involved, or do they just centre around making detrimental and misinformed remarks, about pepole and things that it appears he has little or no knowledge of.

And the reply from Shakey is?
 

mazza_magoo

Lantern Swinger
Shakey said:
I've never been to Wildfire, what's it like? :wink:
couldn't tell you shakey as i've never been there either. are you going tell us what you've done in your time in the rnr, or keep trying to guess what unit people are from and avoid the question?
 

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