dont be negative all your life, take a day off for once.
Sorry, SR, there's a gulf between negative and realistic, and I don't think he's trying to belittle anyones efforts. I've been in both RNR and then RN, and now work in the centre of the spiralling depression that is the MoD. From what I see on a daily basis, I'm afraid the RNR isn't the answer. A great example, we re-create an RNR engineer branch at a time we can't recruit or retain regulars! We set an age limit that even precludes many ex regulars joking this cadre, and all of this at a time when engineering has become more specialised and will be harder for RNR to access without a lot of PJT/OJT effort, which will be incredibly difficult yo resource.
The RNR is not the answer, it may help in some small ways and I'm honestly pleased that we're making efforts to bolster it but to be honest, we really need to sort out RN manning because if we don't it will implode and there will be no RN capability.
And that's all before we get into equipment capability, because that is all another tale of woe and misery.