Pierre_Argh said:one of the few RNR branches that trains for our reservist job in our day-to-day job at zero extra cost to pusser
Would you agree that much of the the regular RN (and by that I mean FAA as we're talking Air Branch) has got so used to using the RNR to fill everyday gaps it has lost sight of how it can employ them operationally?
IMHO, it's become little more than a Temp Agency. One that I admit I've had recourse to sign-up to... but, not really what having a Reserve is all about?
Pierre - we know each other and it was good to see you recently thus I won't bother with an apologia. You are right in identifying that the FAA has become used to filling gapped billets with (especially FTRS) RNR(Air) personnel. What inexcusable, however, is the apparent 'job creation agency' being run by the RNR Air Branch to re-employ non aircrew RNR officers. What should really be addressed by DNR and DNCM is the shortfall in recruiting and career progression - with the exception of specialist aircrew, it seems to me that many FAA officers have the ability and capacity to become multi-skilled and thus appointable throughout a wide range of jobs (look at aircrew and SUY(AV) I remain convinced that for many RNR Officers (Air) it is a job opportunity with the rank and status of the RN but with none of the disadvantages. It's a bit like virginity really, you either are or you're not - there is no half way.