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:
 
They already do.....
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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"
 
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