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Info on Intel branch - Army or RNR?

NC
What the army is doing today, it won't be doing tomorrow. The Afghan draw down will reduce tempo, and they will concentrate on contingent operations.
Pas for the Senior Service, it would be unwise to state that today's task will be the same as tomorrow, however there is more chance of a form of status quo with the RN/RNR.
The advantage I can see with the RNR option, is that we are smaller and more beautifully formed - yes we have snags, but being smaller, we can grip them more easy, the same cannot be said for Percy.

Have a a crack at the RNR, after all, every girl loves a sailor!
 

SNLR

Midshipman
NC, it seems you are being given conflicting advice, but then what did you expect from a forum like this?
The thing is,as PT says, you need to decide what interests you more? Navy stuff (mines,submarines etc) or Army stuff, (where the enemy keep the fodder for their cavalry).
If you decide Navy then sure NEWS FLASH! the RNR is not perfect, but then neither is the AR.
The RNR is developing their capability but still embryonic by comparison with the British Army. I understand that a number of int specialists from the RNR have mobilised to good effect. As far as ongoing, rewarding work is concerned, well I don't see us going to war with anyone again soon but int support to humanitarian ops, global deployments etc are always on the cards. A different sort of int. to what the British army do.
As far as promotion is concerned, well, both organisations are expanding and a demographic bulge is going through. You are well placed in both instances.
Hope this helps
SNLR
by they way, don't let the int.-intel. Debate cloud your judgement. **** retention is a speciality not confined to the Senior Service.
 
A different sort of int. to what the British army do.

Thanks for the info (or should that be inf?! ;-)).

That is the key, I am trying to work out if the AR Int. role is different to the RNR Int. role. I thought as the role is not specifically sea related then they would be generally the same (apart from the odd occasion where you have to be in the ops room on a ship).

The AR website has a ton of information but the RNR is pretty light.
 

soleil

War Hero
If anyone can shed any light I would be grateful. I went to my local recruitment night, but unfortunately the night was cut short so didn't manage to drill down into the details.

It might be a good idea to ask whether you can go to the next one, for further discussion.
 
Just wanted to say thanks again for everyone's responses on this. I have followed the advice and looked into the Army Reserve Int. branch and it seems that not only can you apply direct to this branch (unlike the RNR) it seems to be a lot more established/better infrastructure and offer a more varied Int. work (Maybe it is just easier to find out information on this than RNR).

The Navy did appeal to me and but I wasn't expecting this outcome, so may have to reconsider and weigh things up.

Thanks again.
 
Just wanted to say thanks again for everyone's responses on this. I have followed the advice and looked into the Army Reserve Int. branch and it seems that not only can you apply direct to this branch (unlike the RNR) it seems to be a lot more established/better infrastructure and offer a more varied Int. work (Maybe it is just easier to find out information on this than RNR).

The Navy did appeal to me and but I wasn't expecting this outcome, so may have to reconsider and weigh things up.

Thanks again.

Ok, now p*ss of to ARRSE and give us Nelson back!


Sent from my iPhone, cos the wife is using MY iPad :(
 
Ok, now p*ss of to ARRSE  and give us Nelson back!


Sent from my iPhone, cos the wife is using MY iPad :(

=-) haha never! I'm still drawn to the navy (something about the wide open sea and the invaluable opportunity to pick up exotic STDs) so will try and go to another recruitment night before making a final decision.
 

Keypusher

Midshipman
As a prospective RNR applicant Intel :grin: appeals to me as well. While it's not possible to apply directly to that branch through the RNR, but only after a few years in, I view this as an opportunity to do something else in the meantime, which broadens my possible experiences/training opportunities before considering applying to Int at some point down the road.

While speaking to an RAF bod about Int, he remarked that Int was extremely tri-service and that the army were the biggest players in that world right now, so they tend to run the show. But then, there is the drawdown... and we don't know what kind of intelligence we'll be needing in the next ten years. More of the same HUMINT-based stuff? Or will the emphasis shift back to spying on fellow first world nations using subs and spy planes (assuming the RAF can get a CAA air safety waiver for their "brand new" 1960s vintage refurbished Rivet Joints. Just 10 million miles on the clock).

The thing that struck me most when reading this thread was PT's remark about choosing the life you can see yourself in. If you can see yourself as army, then why not? For my part, I've always been quite interested in the navy and it's history. And black/dark blue suits me better than dirty brown/green.
 
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