GSSR SPO Teams for weekend work

Could someone please explain why the RNR could not be used to free up ships SPO teams when along side in UK harbours over weekends?

I am sure there are many RNR that would be up for it and it could free up RN for leave or other duties.

Maybe I am missing something, your thoughts please.
 

Spearhead

Newbie
From the rumours I have heard some units are having problems making up the teams and every time the powers that be try to get a team mobilised for a stint somewhere it's a scratch effort nationally. I think that we are destined to only be used on well advertised 2 week deployments for the time being to stop the RNR getting egg all over face for half a team pitching up for weekend work! Last I heard the Northern region hadn't named any teams yet... Don't know if that's a RFPO problem or the fact they can't get enough people together.
 

joesoap

Midshipman
Sometimes, as has happened in our unit last week, you are asked to reply to a deployment request with little or no notice i.e. same night it is read out. Some of us really work for a living and miss out on these trips. :sad:
 

sinbad

Lantern Swinger
Spearhead said:
Last I heard the Northern region hadn't named any teams yet... Don't know if that's a RFPO problem or the fact they can't get enough people together.
you obviously don't know much then. Northern Region supplied a team to the Dumbarton Castle (Brazil / Falklands) last August at short notice
no problem at all .... or didn't you hear !!
 

Spearhead

Newbie
Hey, no animosity fella. Just stating fact. Naming teams is high on Commares' agenda and your RFPO hasn't done the admin yet... no reflection on the grass roots, point your gun in another direction we're all of one company. Blue on blue ain't good...
 

Furniss

Midshipman
I'd love to do it, living in plymouth i'm right at the dockyard pretty much, and would love to do spo duties at weekends or something like that, good experience for later service life and a good earner as i'm still in school, but as with many people, we wouldn't be allowed to do it as "oh sorry you've gone over your training days"
 

trehorn2

Lantern Swinger
As small unit we can muster the 6 people required for 1/2 a team. we dont have the manager/senior rate as yet. We do have an ex-RN PO who's booked in for his SPO managers course soon so after that we'll hopefully be ready to rock 'n' roll.

We were asked to volunteer for a couple of weeks in May babysitting a ship but news on that apears to have gone quiet.

We have asked if a ship comes into a nearby port that we be despatched to help out, just for experience if nothing else. We'd surely be doing the RN a favour if a few more of their lads can get extra leave.
 

sinbad

Lantern Swinger
Spearhead said:
Hey, no animosity fella. Just stating fact. Naming teams is high on Commares' agenda and your RFPO hasn't done the admin yet... no reflection on the grass roots, point your gun in another direction we're all of one company. Blue on blue ain't good...
fact was i was part of the team
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Could someone please explain why the RNR could not be used to free up ships SPO teams when along side in UK harbours over weekends?
Just a thought, may be bollox. A team should know their way around the ship, not just gangway, messdeck, heads/bathrooms. It'd be time to go home by the time a new team was familiarised with their charge.

Another thing, regular ships' teams need the practice too. Do I detect a bit of willy waving warryness

hopefully be ready to rock 'n' roll
Leave your ipods behind when you are on duty, all of you. :evil:
 

Andy_Pandy

Midshipman
trehorn2 said:
As small unit we can muster the 6 people required for 1/2 a team. we dont have the manager/senior rate as yet. We do have an ex-RN PO who's booked in for his SPO managers course soon so after that we'll hopefully be ready to rock 'n' roll.

We were asked to volunteer for a couple of weeks in May babysitting a ship but news on that apears to have gone quiet.

We have asked if a ship comes into a nearby port that we be despatched to help out, just for experience if nothing else. We'd surely be doing the RN a favour if a few more of their lads can get extra leave.
Last time I looked you were part of a force protection team within a bigger unit.
 
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