Gen Dit

Midas said:
[I am talking about people who worked in the City for whom the RNR did indeed appear to be a hobby]

I know of at least 4 reservists from President who "work in the city".

They were mobilsed for Op Telic and served with distinction. Why don't you GROW UP.

:evil:

I should hope so Midas after what went on during GW1! Nevertheless THEN there definately was a problem and it was a source of much irritation and dark mutterings in the SR's mess!

Steve.
 

dubaipusser

Lantern Swinger
Always_a_Civvy said:
Midas said:
[I am talking about people who worked in the City for whom the RNR did indeed appear to be a hobby]

I know of at least 4 reservists from President who "work in the city".

They were mobilsed for Op Telic and served with distinction. Why don't you GROW UP.

:evil:

I should hope so Midas after what went on during GW1! Nevertheless THEN there definately was a problem and it was a source of much irritation and dark mutterings in the SR's mess!

Steve.

For those still labouring under the misaprehension that the RNR 'shirked its' responsibilities' during Gulf War 1 let me put the record straight.

The law at the time meant that in order to Mobilise one person from the RNR the Government would have had to Call out the entire military Reserve. SOME specialists were 'invited to volunteer' (Doctors and possibly linguists, I can't remember the details) but the rest of us were in a 'ready use box' that suddenly became a 'cannot use box' without the law being changed - which it was with RFA96 - hence the excellent response to OP TELIC.

I know of many during GW1 who 'volunteered' but were not accepted because they didn't fall into the immediate need categories and the RN, quite frankly, probably wouldn't have known what to do with them since it was primarily an air and ground war.

The Royal Fleet Reserve (RFR) was under a different set of legislation and so they could be recalled to service by government decree.
 

Trouble

Midshipman
I would just like to congratulate Ceres on thier fantastic attendance on these sea weekends, amazing though as I have never seen anyone from there on any of the other weekends I have been on. Maybe you just haven't made yourselves known, or your all just having too much fun going on the same sea weekend after weekend!. Unfortunately the sea weekend I attended was a complete waste of my time, the navy's time and also money. If they haven't improved since then, then Ceres must be having the time of thier lives NOT! Maybe one of you great Cerean's can give the rest of us an outline of some of the weekends you have been on. This way we can judge for ourselves if the training would be beneficial to us.
 

trehorn

War Hero
i can see why your name is trouble!

Middleton, Quorn, Cattistock, Penzance -were you on any of them?

AB accreditation weekend, HMS Scotia weekend, Bisley, AJAX Barge, Skill at arms at HMS Excellent.

518 & 547 course, BSSC booked in Jan, Richards Trophy booked in Sept, 2 First aid weekends in Oct.

Exercise Exec Stretch, four recruitment weekends, whole unit assessment etc etc etc.

Would you like me to continue??

We tend to find that the weekends are what you make of them. if you show an interest the crew make the effort to keep you busy.

Not meant as critisism just a fact.
 

Trouble

Midshipman
Hey Chill, I don't really want your PTP thanks. Yes I'm quite aware that you get out what you put in, but if you would be so kind as to enlighten me as to what you do on all these sea weekends of yours, I would be grateful. Mine consisted of not a lot, Matlots being pissed off for having to work the weekend, unable to answer questions that were asked and the most exciting part of the weekend was holding a fender over the side whilst we came back alongside! If your weekends are so great then please enlighten me and I may be able to convince some people to sign up to them. Out of curiosity, where is your First Aid course being run and when? There are a small number (approx 6) of us that are out of date and need to re-qualify, we have had no luck in getting an in unit course and a week is out of the question as it would impose on our GSSR training.
 

trehorn

War Hero
Sorry mate - First aid is in unit in October.

on the sea weekends we have;

Entering/leaving harbour - heaving lines anchor etc, comms and yes fenders, laying dam bouys playing with PAPS, anchor work, man over board, SPO-EX, Fire -ex, a turn on the Ribs, WHT, helmsman.

They tend to get more interesting the more you do. the officers recognise your face and start to add extra things into the training for you.

Must admit - havent got a bad word to say about the RN lads who we've dealt with. they have all been sound - even when they had to take us out when England played Paraguay.
 
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